Sunday the 8th of September 2013
Luke 14: 25-33
‘None of you can be My disciple unless he gives up all his possessions’
Would following Jesus be more palatable if He had asked us to give up just some of our possessions? That might not be so unreasonable given the fact that we give up some possessions everyday in the pursuit of different desires. If we are working we give up some of our time and labour for a weekly wage. We engage in trade everyday in the local shop, giving up just some of our money for groceries. But to give up all? Very few true desires in us could make us want to give up everything. Jesus is really swimming against the tide here given the fact that we are more inclined to accumulate possessions rather than part with them. What might possibly make someone seriously consider this?