Friends, there are a lot of people today who might be intrigued by Jesus. They find him interesting, remember him as a spiritual teacher, or have warm feelings about him. But in today’s Gospel, Jesus is saying to his fair-weather fans—those who are following him because he’s fascinating and charismatic—that being his disciple is not a walk in the park; it is something of supreme spiritual and moral importance.
Reading 1 – Wis 9:13-18b
Psalm – Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17
Reading 2 – Phmn 9-10, 12-17
Gospel – Lk 14:25-33