Brian Fulthorp: On being a Christian ➙

I was thinking a bit about what it means to follow Jesus today (that is, to be a Christian) and wondered how can we say we are Christians if we won’t go where Jesus leads us, even if it is to undesirable places such as in the way of suffering or poverty?  If we don’t or won’t go in the way he leads us, how can we say we are his disciples, or that we are following the Lord, or that we are indeed Christians?
Being a Christian means actually following Jesus. Not just saying we do, but actually going where he tells us to go. Doing what he tells us to do. Being like him. I feel like this was more obvious to followers of Confucius (become like the teacher) than it is to a lot of Christians.