The Call to Discipleship

Today’s reading is Luke 14.

Jesus amazes me. He doesn’t pull punches. Unlike so many today who want to soft sell discipleship and then try to fill people in as they grow in their discipleship commitment in some crazy hope that they won’t abandon it once they really find out what discipleship is all about, Jesus just lays it on the line. “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” There it is. All the cards on the table. Discipleship isn’t one hat added to many, it is the hat. It is the overarching definition of who we are. Are you ready to renounce all in order to be Jesus’ disciple?

Tomorrow’s reading is Luke 15.

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