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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.

  1. Step one – moving downward, burying our old self in an act of spiritual crucifixion.
  2. 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.