Twice in the past few days, I’ve run across this verse, But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself. (John 12:32). Anytime that happens, repeated references to the same verse or idea, I try to take notice. And here’s the progression of my thoughts:

If my mission is to make disciples (and it is)

And if making disciples means helping others know and follow Jesus (and I believe it does)

And if Jesus said men would be drawn to Him as He is lifted up (and He did),

Then, I should be lifting Jesus up with my life.

What does it mean to lift Him up?

Did I lift Him up today?

More than I lifted myself?

More than I tore others down?

Did you?