There are leaders, and there are followers. It’s important to know that being a follower is not a bad thing—that is, as long as you are following the right person or thing! Disciples are basically followers. To be a disciple is to adhere to the teachings of someone. In the Gospels, anyone who adheres to the teachings of Jesus is referred to as a disciple. Today, the Church is calling each of us to discipleship—to adhere to the teachings of Jesus in our thoughts, words, and actions. On September 21, we celebrate the Feast of St. Matthew, a former tax collector to whom Jesus said, “Follow me.” In today’s episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the question, Who do you follow?
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