Is Jesus asking too much of us?
24. July. 22

A builder can be admired for his plans. If he runs out of money after he has laid the foundation, he is ridiculed as a fool. That’s why Jesus urges his followers to consider the costs before building. Even today, pillars of a parkade that are overgrown by weeds are silent evidence of a never finished project and bad planning. What a shame for all the investors. Instead of admiration there is head shaking and scorn.

Jesus wanted to remind his disciples that they can also meet setbacks. He knew about personal hostility. He pointed out that life with him will not always be easy. He taught that the servant will not fare better than his master.

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:26 from the Bible

It is a privilege to live with Christ right now! The eternal perspective makes me joyous and hopeful.

What perspective do you have?

original text of the parable from the Bible: Luke 14:25-30

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