Discipleship is meant to be facilitated within the context of a safe and reciprocal relationship. It is the process of transformation that changes us to become increasingly more like Christ.
Mentoring, at its most basic level, helps because it says to a young person that there is someone who cares about them. A child is not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges.
During the stresses and trials of life, we need to pray more, not less. In both our private lives and in the faith community, we can let the concerns of this world crowd out our communion with God.
September 25th, 2015