Father Ron Rolheiser … offer(s) a helpful framework for understanding this process of growing in spiritual maturity and wisdom. He describes three essential phases of discipleship within the spiritual life.
- Essential discipleship: the struggle to get our lives together (i.e., the struggle for identity)
- Generative discipleship: the struggle to give our lives away
- Radical discipleship: the struggle to give our deaths away
Quoted by Johnny Sears. Receiving the Mantle: Mentoring and Spiritual Maturity
Weavings journal Volume XXVIII, Number 4