Artisans of Love
Acquiring the virtues is about growing into the kind of person who can love like God loves. It's about becoming an artisan of love. An artisan is someone who is highly skilled at creating, someone who has a personal knowledge and mastery of their craft. Becoming an artisan requires an intimate apprenticeship over many years. During this process, it's not just information that's imparted from master to apprentice, but his mindset, attitudes, habits, and ultimately character. The goal is not just to become an apprentice, the goal is to become an artisan. And this is exactly what Jesus offers, when He says, Follow me. It's the same hands-on, nitty-gritty training, in love. We start as apprentices, He will grow us into artisans.