I just ran across an important thought from Hugh Halter’s new book, Sacrilege: Finding Life in the Unorthodox Ways of Jesus:
Here’s how you can know if you are actually an apprentice: people respond to you like they did to Jesus people are drawn to you people seek you out for help. People like you respect you and want to live like you live. I’m suggesting that if we take on the purpose of becoming like Jesus, the people of the world of Jesus died for want to be our friends. That’s what an apprentice will experience.
Biblical apprenticeship is about three things:
1. becoming just like Jesus
2. doing what Jesus did
3. doing the above with the types of people Jesus liked spending time with.
Check out Sacrilege if you haven’t already.