Christian's are called to silence the opposition through their conduct and character. Are we uncompromising in the way that we carry out our calling? Perhaps we need to be reminded and encouraged by the two-sidedness of the coin of our salvation. We must not forget that we have not simply been saved from something, but we have also been saved for something.
The apostle Paul served as a model to Titus as he showed him what it's like to be a servant of God, and he served as a mentor to Titus as he taught him God's Word through his authority as an apostle. This is the nature of the discipleship relationship - a model and mentor who teaches someone how to be a model and mentor for someone else. If we as followers of Jesus are devoting our lives to actually being disciples of Jesus then we will more than likely find ourselves with a mentor (one who teaches us) and disciples (those whom we teach). An absence of either of these types of relationships will significantly hinder our spiritual growth and rob us of the riches of spiritual maturity