We're not always good at receiving instruction. We live in a culture that emphasizes individuality and charting new paths. Unfortunately, we're broken people and our "new paths" eventually lead to the same destinations, time and time again. Breaking this cycle requires surrendering... a willingness to admit that we don't have it figured out, sharing things we'd rather keep secret, caring enough to invest time and energy to someone else. Discipleship is an essential element in the Christian life. Jesus modeled it, and so should we.