“No matter what stage of development, we need spiritual companions – mentors and guides, friends and peers along the journey – in order to flourish over a lifetime of godly service” (Reese and Loane, Deep Mentoring, 179).
The gospel of Matthew highlights an interesting word: behold, to pay attention and observe.
While observing the terms used to describe Jesus, a key thought is built upon the name, Immanuel – God with us.
Mentoring involves being present. If God left the glory of heaven to be with us, to shepherd, rule, provide light, and heal, then we should also recognize that mentoring necessitates our being present and involved in the lives of those mentored.