Here’s a thought someone shared with me once:
Nobody talks about job descriptions at funerals.
Nobody talks about how well he maximized the 401(k), or how many hours she did or didn’t put in at the office.
Instead, those of us left always talk about what that person did for us—how they used their life to make ours better.
As Christians, this is the essence of the Great Commission. Jesus told us to make connections with others, to develop relationships built on trust, and then to pass on the best part of life—him.
That’s what “making disciples” is.
Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I have told you. I will be with you always, even until the end of the world (Matthew 28:19-20).