Discipleship — the art and process of becoming more like Jesus — requires a nimbleness of mind, attitude, and spirit. While I’m not a dancer nor the son of a dancer, it might be best described as two-stepping.
- Step one – moving downward, burying our old self in an act of spiritual crucifixion.
- Step two – moving upward by setting our sights on things above.
This nimbleness is not easy. It requires a thoughtfulness that isn’t always light-hearted or easily reckoned with. It asks us to adjust our habits, which is more than turning over a new leaf — it’s often the rooting out of a dead influence and beginning the process of planting and nurturing a new one.
Dancing and discipleship. Nimble. Two-stepping.