They left their jobs and their families to follow a man who was proclaiming the Good News of God’s Kingdom. They witnessed His healing of the sick, and His casting out of demons, and they became certain that He was the Messiah, the Son of God. They believed this not because someone told them to or because it was what they were taught to believe. They believed it because of their personal interaction with Jesus.
I would amend that to say you cannot be all things to all people, unless you are Jesus. Throughout my life of discipleship Jesus has been the wise teacher, the great comforter, the loyal friend, and the gentle judge who has called me to reconciliation and growth.
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