Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Robert Mulholland
Being transformed into the image of Jesus is for the sake of others. Keeping company with Jesus is not just a private spiritual act, it is the way we share the trinitarian life of God with others. We are meant to live in community in the same way God does. In the company of others we make our journey and learn to tell the truth about ourselves. Sharing our lives with others is always a risk. Authenticity, interdependence, and being known come with a cost. But the alternative to paying the cost of living a one-another life is to live cut off from God. By appropriately opening ourselves to each other in the presence of Christ, we discover ways to “lay down our lives for our friends.” We learn how to become safe people who bring God’s welcoming embrace to others.