Thursday, 15 August 2019

It is not easy

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In his book Why, O Lord, Carlo Caretto contemplates how difficult it is to truly follow Jesus.

"Goodness! How difficult it is to believe in the sort of Messiah that Jesus of Nazareth represents!
To believe that we win by losing our very selves!
To believe that love is everything.
To believe that power is a great danger, that wealth is slavery,
and a comfortable life is a misfortune.

This is why Jesus made it clear to his followers that they were choosing the hard option and that it would involved a lot of sacrifice and trouble.

Luke 14:25-27 -  "Large crowds were travelling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple."

What are your thoughts on the words of Caretto and Jesus.

Living in Grace

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