In today’s “Pearls Before Swine” cartoon, we are told that Instagram is to brag, Twitter is to enrage, Facebook is to see how nutters your high school classmates are now, and — then we received the social media summary: nice has no future. Some days that seem too true. Alas.
This coming Sunday is the 23rd Sunday and we are considering the reading from Luke 14. In yesterday’s post we framed this gospel reading as beginning to lay out the costs of discipleship. Today we will look more deeply at the barriers that point to the repeated “cannot be my disciple.”
“If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26)