Our Lord Jesus is the model of discipleship. As a people we can only serve as models to others as we are following the example of Jesus Christ. Even in our sins we can model our perfect Savior, by trusting in Him and relying in His grace to renew our hearts.
Those disciples called to follow after Jesus were drawn by an irresistible call; the call of grace; the call to abandon all for the sake of the One who abandoned all for us.
In Bread and Wine, we no longer taste the bitter abandonment Jesus suffered at Calvary, but we taste the sweet reality of His risen body. Let us eat and drink of the goodness of God in Jesus Christ.