My kids are three and five.
The three-year-old, Hadley, without fail copies her older brother, Graham.
But here’s the funny thing: she does it even when she knows he’s wrong.
Because it’s not about being right or wrong. It’s about influence. She relates better to him, as another kid, than she does to us, her parents.
And this isn’t limited to kids. We see the same thing repeated at all ages.
Influence is a matter of trust, not accuracy.
In discipleship, “I don’t know” is only a valid excuse if it finishes with “him.”
For all of us that do know him, we are well equipped to make disciples. We are equipped simply by virtue of knowing Jesus, because it’s the relationship that’s so valuable.
So the real question is, what are we going to do with that value?