The pursuit of virtue is how I believe the Christian life is to be lived. Jesus taught and modeled a virtuous life, and I assume that when he tells us to follow him that he means we are to do likewise. For example, Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) He also said, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.” (John 14:15,23) The Apostle John said, “We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” (1 John 2:3-6)
What does it mean to follow Jesus? How do I deny myself and take up my cross daily? What does it mean to obey his teaching, to keep his commands? Is change possible? And critically, how do we pull this off in practice? These are some of the questions I explore in this blog.
I welcome comments to my posts and wish all of you a deeper walk with Jesus.