This Sunday – Pentecost 13

This Sunday

Now large crowds were traveling with Jesus; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”
–Luke 14.25-27

  • What motivates you more: hope or fear?
  • What does ‘success’ look like for you?
  • Do you feel most like being a disciple of Jesus?  When do you feel most distant as a disciple?
  • Is it hard for you to remember God in your day to day life?

Jesus calls us to follow him, to do what he does: teach, heal, bless, and share.  Sometimes we do that willingly it comes naturally, and sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle, we’re less willing.  Being a disciple isn’t about just believing all the right things or claiming to have a faith that stands out; it’s simply about what we value and what we can offer.  Being a disciple is a lifetime’s work, it’s not something we do, like climb a mountain, and then we can say ‘that’s it; I’ve made it.’  As we journey on our own road with Jesus, to follow, teach, heal, bless, and share, we’re reminded that we do that best when we can let go of what we think protects us.

Come join us Sunday night for Eucharist at 6pm and our supper after the service; take a chance on a new journey for a new week, risk giving a little bit of yourself as you follow into a way of life which leads you with less and less worry, and more and more fulfillment.

–Thomas

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