Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Kierkegaard: looking for followers

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
    Commemoration of Søren Kierkegaard, Teacher and Philosopher, 1855
    Then [Jesus] called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
    —Mark 8:34 (NIV)
    It is well known that Christ consistently used the expression “follower.” He never asks for admirers, worshippers, or adherents. No, he calls disciples. It is not adherents of a teaching but followers of a life Christ is looking for.
    ... Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Practice in Christianity, tr. Hong, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1991, p. 237-252 (see the book)
    See also Mark 8:34; Matt. 4:19; 8:22; 9:37; 16:24; 28:19-20; Mark 1:17; 2:14; Luke 5:27; 9:23; 14:27; John 1:43
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me Your true disciple, that I may follow You.
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