This habit underlies the way most of us look at the world (my own self frequently included). This habit or habitual mental posture, makes inspiring discipleship to be quite difficult. Of course discipleship is simply to be a student, a follower of someone or something else. Christian disciples are supposed to be followers of Christ. Yet we all want to create our own conditions for discipleship.
To quote Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge:
That was the sound of the AK-47 assault rifle. The preferred weapon of your enemy. It makes a very distinctive sound.I think I'm finding the main weapon of our enemy (you may remember him as the Father of all Lies.). Now we need to work on the counter. More to follow.
Apologies for the Clint Eastwood thing- it was on at lunch!