Dear Guys Who Keep Designing "Discipleship Wheels",
Thanks for your work. I really didn't have a handle on what Jesus was talking about until you, armed with a 486, artfully explained it all in an easy-to-grasp graphic.
Jesus said his "yoke" -- His system of teachings -- was "light", but, as we've all suspected, He was just joshing. It really IS hard to get this whole thing boiled down, this love-God-and-love-your-neighbor thing. Not so fast, Jesus! We've got lists and charts!
It's neat to have a checklist, too, so we can see how we're doin'. For starters: Pray every day, read the Bible every day, attend worship regularly, be involved in a Small Group, tithe 10% to the local church, evangelize, go on the short-term missions trips, mentor other believers, and "plug in" to an official church ministry (the nursery could use some help, people.)
Then, move on to higher levels: Be an unpaid deacon or elder, then perhaps evolve to become a Fashioner of Still More Discipleship Wheels, wheels that spawn other wheels, and so forth.* Imagine it, folks: If every wheel can reach just one other wheel, we'd need to double the parking.
Again, thanks for the graphics. It's good to know, when we wonder, "What does following Jesus really look like?"
Well, it looks kinda like Parcheesi.
It's neat to see, too, how being a disciple is, above all, going to really get us involved in our church's products, programs, and services! And we can know, when we can check stuff off on our religious checklist, we're in good standing with God. Whew!
Discipleship is very, very complex, but here's one thing we can sure count on: We're sure gonna be busy!!!
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* -- Tip: When you make Blurry Discipleship Wheels, it just underscores our dependence on our Daily Quiet Times in order to "see clearly". Nice touch, guy who did this!