When you envision yourself following Jesus, do you picture yourself alone with Him? If so, please begin to change your mind. You and Jesus are not out there walking alone in a meadow or on a seashore. Nor are you two walking alone through this troubled world. Many Christians are in company together following our Savior.
Does that change the way you think about following Him? It should. We must now work alongside others toward the common goals established by Jesus. We must not only focus on our personal relationship with Christ, but build upon that foundation to develop ever deepening relationships with other followers. We must not only consider Christ’s interests, but also other’s interests. A whole new dimension is introduced when we try to follow Jesus as a community.