Wednesday 8 November 2017

About Today Readings

Romans 13:8-10. Psalm 111(112):2, 4-5, 9. Luke 14:25-33.

Happy the merciful who give to those in need — Psalm 111(112):2, 4-5, 9.

The cost of discipleship.

Bearing my cross, it seems, can take many forms. They can be the pain of loss, a death, struggles in relationships. It always involves letting go my desire for power, to have things happen my way. It often means letting go and allowing the Lord and the other person the freedom and space to be him or herself.

Love isn’t easy. It can be painful in its self-giving, but aren’t we yearning for love? Jesus tells us that love in discipleship means letting go of all clinging to people and things. How do I experience the cross in my life now? Can I express honestly to the Lord what is happening in me, how I’m feeling (maybe disappointment, resentment, grief)? And then wait and listen. Lord, what do I need in order to let go, to love truly, to be your disciple?

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