One of the most common misconceptions of discipleship is that there are different levels and that one is somehow better than the other. Discipleship is a journey, a progression, a moving forward, a lifetime of learning how to apply the same principles in new and more meaningful ways. There is a deepening of dependence, understanding, learning, serving, sacrifice, applying knowledge so it may turned into wisdom. In the same way as a child grows up and a parent will tell them “you are ready”, there are times in our discipleship journey where Jesus looks at us, knowing we are ready to take the next step…even when we don’t feel ready. This next series of Mark we see Jesus doing just that with his disciples.