Tonight at the story, we looked at the notion of discipleship. What is it? What was it? Is following Jesus metaphorically today any different that following him literally then? Who do you follow? Who would you follow if they knocked on your door today? Bono? Oprah?
For some, discipleship invokes ideas of voluntarily following someone in a particular walk of life. What many call a mentor today may look like what some called Jesus in the first century. Some disciples followed Jesus for a few years very closely. Others following for a short time and at a distance.
However, Jesus seemed to call the ones who needed to to hear something, and better yet, needed someone to follow. In the wake of this, a movement was born and a world changed. And in that, there's not much difference between then and now.