"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On Following the Lord

        In today's Gospel reading from Luke 8, Jesus temporarily ignored his mother and brothers and told the crowd, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it."  This is consistent with what he proclaimed later, "If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple."  He made it so clear that following him wholeheartedly is required of us.  Again, this is consistent with the fact that he is Lord!    

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