A disciple was also known as a hearer. One who hears a person’s life and imitates it. Now the substance of a teacher’s words were their lives – they lived as they taught… their biography was their theology.
We must carve out of life the sacred space to hear our great discipler, Jesus. Prayer is that mode of hearing, and we do it incessantly if we learn to open our ears to his voice.
We hear him in the Word, in our comings and goings, in hope, beauty, even in suffering, all things have a measure of his voice.
Will we not only listen, but respond? Will others hear Jesus in our lives?