Conditions of Discipleship
This Gospel passage follows Jesus’ first prediction of his passion. Discipleship comes with both cost and reward. A disciple must be willing to deny everything, including him or herself, and set sight only on fulfilling the will of God.
Prayer: “Let go and let God,” they say. That’s easier said than done, I respond. Saint Clare, like your friend, Francis, you were able to let go and follow. Pray for me that I may do the same.