A member of the choir in a small country parish was hurrying into church. Already twenty minutes late, he quickly parked his car, and as he scurried along the uneven path leading to the side entrance, he fell. Picking himself up, he muttered a mild profanity. Then immediately he looked skyward and said, “I’m sorry, Lord!” A short distance later, he again fell, even harder than the first time. Looking skyward again, he murmured, “You didn’t have to push me Lord! I said I was sorry!” In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus encounters some would-be followers who apparently needed a good push.
In today’s Lesson, as Jesus and the disciples are going along
the road, a man says to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus says to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” (Lk. 9:57-58). Then another man comes along and Jesus says, “Follow Me!”…
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