Are You a Disciple?
Jesus told his disciples to make disciples. So are you one, or do you need to be made into one? Maybe the better question is... what even IS a disciple?
He told them to do two things to make disciples: baptize them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and teach them to obey everything he commanded.
That means "disciple" is defined by two things:
- Bearing the Family Name (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), which is received through baptism, and is realized through active union with the Church (any church who submits to Jesus as revealed in the Bible).
- Obeying the commands of Jesus, which conclude with the command to make more disciples.
That's it. The first thing is who you are - you bear a family name no matter what. The second thing is what you do. Are you a disciple?