Between Sundays for Week of September 5, 2022
Being a disciple of Jesus is more than a title, it’s a way of life. Today, Jesus explains the sacrifice and the cost of following in his footsteps. Following in the way of the God who makes all things new means we can’t keep everything the way it’s always been. What sacrifice is called for in your life or in the life we share together in our community of faith to follow in the way of Jesus?
Many products carry a warning label. On sleeping pills: “May cause drowsiness.” On a chain saw: “Do not hold the wrong end of the chainsaw.” On a superhero costume: “This product does not enable flight or super strength.” If Christianity were to have a warning label, today’s words from Jesus in the Gospel of Luke would be it. Jesus teaches the disciples that while their salvation is solely a gift from God, the life of a disciple is filled with sacrifice.