True Discipleship

09-04-2016ChristLifeLynn Ruezinsky

Over the past decade at my home parish (St. Bernard of Clairvaux), I’ve studied and developed a zeal for both the New Evangelization and the role that small faith groups can play in revitalizing our faith. When I learned about the ChristLife program and how it brings these two passions of mine together, I knew I had to do what I could to support the effort. My focus was on bringing others to Christ, but my own relationship with Him wasn’t as deep as I wanted it to be. I hoped this effort would bring me closer to Jesus, too; and it did not disappoint!

The teaching and discussions throughout the ChristLife program have led me think about the person, Jesus,in a different way. I realize now that I need to, and want to, nurture my relationship with Him as I would any other – no, better than any other. Nurturing that relationship, through reading, prayer, the sacraments, and just living a better life, has become a priority for me. More and more, I’m learning who Jesus is and why He is relevant; and I want to spread it wherever I can. I think that’s called discipleship. And I can’t imagine a more purpose-filled life!