Lk 14:25- 33
One day, when large crowds were walking along with Jesus, he turned and said to them, “If you come to me, unwilling to sacrifice your love for your father and mother, your spouse and children, your brothers and sisters, and indeed yourself, you cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not follow me, carrying his own cross, cannot be my disciple.
Do you build a house without first sitting down to count the cost, to see whether you have enough to complete it? Otherwise, if you, have laid the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone will make fun of you: ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
And when a king wages war against another king, does he go to fight without first sitting down to consider whether his ten thousand can stand against the twenty thousand of his opponent? And if not, while the other is still a long way off, he sends messengers for peace talks. In the same way, none of you may become my disciple, if he doesn’t give up everything he has.
However good the salt may be, if the salt has lost taste, you cannot make it salty again. It is fit for neither soil nor manure. Let them throw it away. Listen then, if you have ears!”
READ: Philemon is a very dear brother to me.
REFLECT: Today millions of people, like Philemon, suffer one form of slavery or other. Yet, as Paul tells us, they are our brothers and sisters.
PRAY: Let us ask the Lord to give us the courage to fight against all forms of enslavement.
ACT: Today let us give our support to a cause promoting some form of freedom: freedom from drug abuse, child molestation, wife beating, prostitution, etc.
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