The call of every Christian is a call to discipleship. But Christians through the ages have puzzled over this call. "How do I become a good follower of Christ as He intended?"
M. Basil Pennington, the well-known spiritual writer, addresses this question by using Peter, the first of the Apostles, as the prime example of the maturing follower of Christ. Through Peter, he demonstrates, the Gospel takes on an immediacy and relevance that is unique -- and from which the contemporary Christian can learn a valuable lesson. Peter's spiritual awakening and growth points the way for us to live out our call, with its inevitable challenges, frustrations, and occasional failures. Jesus calls us, as He did the first Apostles, into a special filial relationship with Him. "It is our life's work," Pennington writes, "to learn to think and act in accord with who we are by creation and by the recreation of baptism."
DAILY WE FOLLOW HIM will be of great help to anyone struggling with the demands of faith, built on the premise that we are all called to be disciples, called to give Christian witness in our everyday life. Pennington's spiritual reflections enable us to respond to that call in the only way possible.
About Basil Pennington
M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O. is Abbot of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, in Conyers, Georgia, and travels widely as a teacher and lecturer on Christian spirituality. He is a member of the Religious Life Committee for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in the United States, and the author of O Holy Mountain and Daily We Touch Him.