Matthew 28: 19-20
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Jesus, finishing his time on earth, instructs the disciples to go to all nations, making disciples of all people, everywhere. He was (and is) the model mentor, teaching with his words, and by example. But with his final words to the disciples in the book of Matthew, he handed over the job of making disciples to his eleven. We know it is God who supplies the increase and who ultimately changes people, but we have a role to play in that process. It is hard for me to see myself as a mentor, but perhaps accepting that role allows me a certain confidence, not brought on by my own hubris, but a confidence grounded in my own love of Christ.
Heavenly Father, I know you are with me, always. Help me to live out the role of mentor, setting a good example and allowing my relationship with you to be visible to others in my day to day. Help me to teach by example. Amen