Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110514.cfm
Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion? Otherwise, after laying the foundation and finding himself unable to finish the work the onlookers should laugh at him and say, ‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’ Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down and decide whether with ten thousand troops he can successfully oppose another king advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops? But if not, while he is still far away, he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms. In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.”
What are you willing to give up for Christ? Are you willing to walk away from everything you own, everything you love? That is what Jesus is calling us too. Becoming His disciple should be the ultimate desire that we have and we can only do it by leaving the world behind. What are you willing to give up for Christ?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I offer myself to you, humbly asking to become your Disciple. All that I have Lord means nothing if I lose your love. In Jesus’ holy name I ask for these graces, Amen.
The Lord is my light and my salvation.