I want to invite you to join me as Disciples Together on the Way. What’s that? Let me explain.
In the Holy Gospels, Jesus Christ identifies himself as “the way”. Indeed, the early Christians often referred to their new life as disciples of Christ as “the Way” (e.g., Acts 9:2).
Last year, many of us spent time together reading through selected books of Sacred Scripture as part of our Year of the Bible. I really enjoyed doing that with all of you. As we read the Bible, we were encountering the Word of God, that is, Jesus Christ himself. He was making us his disciples. We are his chosen.
Now, he wants us to become even better disciples. He wants us to walk with him; to talk with him; to fall in love with him; and to learn from him. But how do best respond to his loving invitation? That’s where Disciples Together on the Way comes in.
Starting in January 2022, I will send you a specific challenge focusing on a particular habit of authentic discipleship. Inspired and strengthened by the Holy Spirit, it will then be for each of us to live-out that habit over the subsequent seven days.
Across the coming year, we will then attempt to acquire a different good habit each week in order to help you and me develop in four key areas of discipleship: prayer, catechesis, community and apostolate.
Do you want to take up the Disciples Together on the Way challenge? If so, simply pick up your cellphone and text ONTHEWAY to 84576 or click on this link to register. It’s that easy!
Remember, this life is a journey from God to God. He is our source and our destination. We are each a pilgrim on that narrow path. It’s not an easy journey. We all know that. However, if we co-operate with God’s grace we can make it and, even better, we can make it together.
Assuring you of my prayers, I am sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Earl Boyea
Bishop of Lansing