"Being a sidekick can be hard; you have to support the other guy, often at your own expense. It requires humility. But the truth is, we all need a sidekick, and we should all strive to be one as well. We must lay aside our own ego and desire for the limelight and lift our brother or sister up ahead of ourselves. To win this great contest of light against darkness, we must buckle down and work together." – Neil Cole in Search and Rescue
What Cole says here is a truth that penetrates deep into my soul and illuminates one of the most significant ways that God initiates life-change in me and in all people; through real community… and intimate friendships. As disciples of Jesus we are both leaders and led… we are simultaneously called to be "disciplers" and "discipled."