Jesus Announces His Conditions For Discipleship

Bible Event – Jesus’ Life

I greatly admire such people as mathematicians, scientists and engineers; I naturally assume they must be extremely well organised in their daily life because of their proven logical skills. True or not, I don’t know!

Sculpture of Jesus carrying his Cross.

Those who decided to become a Disciple of Jesus had to be totally committed. He told them, “Whoever does not carry his own cross and follow me, cannot be my disciple”.

Jesus aligned His entry standards to someone who wanted to build a tower. Before they start, they must plan ahead and compute the costs for the foundations as well as the materials to finish the entire project. (Matthew 10:37-39, Luke 14:25-27, John 12:25)

Thought

Among the many thoughts I draw from Jesus’ standards, is my own struggle to care for those who care for me. My planning skills need honing, especially when it comes to supporting Jesus’ Disciples in my community; the Priests and Religious.

They bravely said, “Yes,” to becoming a disciple of Jesus and now, they devote their entire life to the spread of His Gospel, to people such as myself and my family.

How about your plans and expectations?

Reflection

Lord Jesus, you asked us to love one another. Help me to express a greater love for your Priests and Religious through my daily actions.

Prayer: Priests and Religious

St Paul, great convert and Apostle,
guide all priests and religious.
Help them realise that their actions
speak louder than any words.
Teach them to use their talents
to convey God’s message
but, to rely above all,
on the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Amen.