Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you. - Luke 8:39
This cured man has asked to follow Jesus as part of the band of disciples, but Jesus has other ideas. He tells him to be an apostle there where he is and to tell his story of God’s goodness to him, as an individual. This is what it means to be a Christian. One has met Jesus and has a story to narrate. Jesus is real and has touched a life with grace. What is being modeled here is the best of the life of faith. It has to be something we are bursting to share with those to whom we are closest. That is where we begin.
In prayer let us ask the grace to do what Jesus is asking.