Q: Archbishop J, what is the heart of missionary discipleship?
At the core, centre and heart of missionary discipleship is obedience to God. This may seem trite or obvious, but it is true! If we think of the Kingdom of God in spatial terms, obedience is the portal by which we enter the Kingdom of God, the sacred door through which we proceed towards discipleship.
A disciple is one who follows a master: the master leads and the disciple follows. If the disciple chooses not to follow, that person is no longer a disciple. This following is not in special activities or in the religious sphere alone. It encompasses all activities and all spheres of human endeavour.