“If anyone serves Me, they must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him” (John 12:26).
A cursory search of the gospels reveal that the appeal, “Follow Me,” was extended often by Jesus. To follow him is to become an imitation of his life and example — his compassion, his love, his humor, his interaction with broken humanity. It is a life pursuit that lands you where the action is. Anything else is poor imitation.