FOCUS

Reflecting on the message this week about the focus that Jesus leaves his disciples through the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). We have been deceived and distracted by striving to do, when discipleship is simply to BE. To BE focused on Christ. To BE in constant communion with Jesus. To BE so centered on our relationship with Christ that that is the lens we live in, the lens we love through, the lens we reset our direction and focus. When we begin to BE that focused on Jesus we begin to truly BE the overflow of His mighty and Holy Spirit out into the world! #

“The life of discipleship can only be maintained so long as nothing is allowed to come between Christ and ourselves – neither the law, nor personal piety, nor even the world. The disciple always looks only to his master, never to Christ and the law, Christ and religion, Christ and the world. He avoids all such notions like the plague. Only by following Christ alone can he preserve a single eye. His eye rests wholly on the light that comes from Christ, and has no darkness or ambiguity in it. As the eye must be single, clear and pure in order to keep light in the body, as hand and foot can receive light from no other source save the eye, as the foot stumbles and the hand misses its mark when the eye is dim, as the whole body is in darkness when the eye is blind; so the follower of Christ is in the light only so long as he looks simply to Christ and at nothing else in the world. Thus the heart of the disciple must be set upon Christ alone. If the eye sees an object which is not there, the whole body is deceived. If the heart is devoted to the mirage of the world, to the creature instead of the Creator, the disciple is lost.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, 192-193

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