Lectio Divina: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“I will follow you wherever you go.” — Luke 9:57
Today we are reminded that you’re either all in, or you’re not. In the Gospel, one of the people on the journey with Jesus said that they would follow Him wherever He went. Now saying you’d follow someone (especially God) is a pretty bold statement on its own. However, saying you’d follow them wherever they go is next level.
Now, another person asked by Jesus to follow Him says yes, but with a condition: to bury His father. Burying the dead is a good thing, but Jesus desires that this person leave everything behind, including family (a good thing). In our own lives, we will be asked to leave things behind for the sake of the Kingdom. These things might include bad habits or sins, but they might also be good things.
Discipleship comes with a cost. It will cost us friendships, time, energy, etc. It will not always be peaceful, nor will it necessarily be civil. It will require that we abandon our lives for Christ, trusting that He has Heaven in mind for us.
- Am I willing to follow Christ?
- Am I willing to follow Christ wherever He asks me to go?
- What is holding me back from fully following God?
- What has my discipleship cost me?
- What am I so attached to that is preventing me to serving the Lord?