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A Haiku - Discipleship

Updated on April 3, 2014

Discipleship


Have you heard the knock?

Have you opened the door wide?

Have you welcomed him?


He will take you out,

Out into this troubled world.

With his "Follow me."


"Watch what I will do."

"Come and do thou likewise now."

"Thou good and faithful."

More than a disciple in name only?

His invitation is unchanged through the centuries.

You have thought "What would I have done, if in his lifetime he had said 'Follow me' to me?"

He lives still, and his invitation is still the same.

Now, today, you can know what you would have done then, by doing it now.

Job endured. Peter taught. Ruth served. Mary learned and loved.

Andrew followed. Philip gave his life and testified.

A Levite of that day heard and followed.

Like Paul we can follow, too, and be disciples, also.

This is the echo of the knock on your door.

Won't you open the door wide that he may abide with you, and you with him; then follow wherever he leads you by example and deeds?


You will speak to others today, if only by your example.

If you should bring only one to repentance and eternal life, how great will be your joy with him in the kingdom of your Heavenly Father!
If you should bring only one to repentance and eternal life, how great will be your joy with him in the kingdom of your Heavenly Father! | Source

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      b. Malin 3 years ago

      Wonderful and Interesting Concept Perspycaclous, I really Enjoyed reading, "Haiku, Discipleship", gives one lots to think about. It really doesn't matter what faith you are, or what you believe in, as long as you go forth and grow, and learn, and pass it on.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      b. Malin - In the Bible, Revelation 3:20 states "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him." Another scripture, of even greater power, [John 14:23) states: "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Its very well done, the way you used these powerful biblical words for inspiration. Cool. Loving thoughts.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      manatita44 - I'm pleased you found this of value. How did you choose your HubPages name?

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      manatita44 3 years ago

      I believe that it's on my Profile.

      It's certainly in my book: My Guru Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings. I am a Disciple of Sri Chinmoy and have been for 31 years. He gave me the name personally in 1989. It means: Beyond the Mind - In the Heart of Our Lord Beloved Supreme. I use it always in spiritual circles and also on my book.

      My life is dedicated to God and mankind. No one has asked me this. I am very proud of you.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thank you for answering and for being one worthy of, and continuing to aspire to, such a naming.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Inspirational.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - I hope it was inspirational enough for you to answer the question of what you would have done, and will do, to Christ's invitation to "Follow me."

      There are zealots, followers, and disciples, as well as all those who pick and choose which commandments give them the least discomfort in their daily pursuits.

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