As someone who enjoys baking, I look forward to trying out new recipes. Occasionally, it’s been my experience that I’m halfway through the mixing process for a new cookie or cake when I realize that I don’t have on hand one essential ingredient. That’s the consequence of not sufficiently preparing, not reflecting on what’s needed to bring the baking to a successful and delicious conclusion.
In calling each of us to follow him and be his disciples, Jesus cautions that the price of such a commitment is sacrifice, the renouncing of whatever gets in the way of a rich and lasting relationship with him. He invites us into the challenging work of discerning just what such a call involves. And then, we are further called to daily ask for the grace to follow through in giving our lives over in love to the very end.
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