Reconnect One: Mentor or Tormentor?October 23, 2018
I volunteered to help an organization with a mission I believe in evaluate their current program and brainstorm how they might improve. Their ministry is to mentor middle school students. In preparation for the day-long meeting, I was asked to read evaluations offered by students who had left the program. One stands out in my mind. It was two sentences. “I wanted a mentor. What I got was a tormentor.”
Discipleship is about our lives being so thoroughly imprinted by Jesus that we can then in turn imprint others. Thus we make disciples, not of ourselves, but of Jesus the Lord. I’m betting we could all name our tormentors from the past, I’m also hoping we can each name at least one Christian mentor.
And if others were to describe us, which label would they use?