June 26 Luke 9: 51-62 True Discipleship
Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem and the cross in this Sunday’s Gospel which gives rise to teachings on discipleship. We are given these short, pithy sayings like the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head, let the dead bury the dead, and anyone who looks back is not worthy of the Kingdom. The point is discipleship rests on keeping our focus on Jesus and walking with him inevitably to the cross. Divine love, our calling, always comes with a cross and sacrifice. The promise too is that this discipleship will always bring fullness of life and joy.