Monday 28 June 2021

Monday of Week 13 Year 1

If we are told by Jesus to let go of things and people for the sake of the Gospel, would we be willing and humble enough to do so? It is easy to say that we would be willing to do so, but when it comes to having property or possessions, titles or positions, or even people who mean a lot to us or are close to us, would we still be willing to let go of them?

In today's Gospel, Jesus challenges us to consider exactly that. He said: "Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." Jesus also said: "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their dead." Would we be willing and able to be detached from what we have, even to the extent of being detached from family relationship, so that we would be free to follow Him and preach the Good News? It is certainly not an easy thing to do, but if Jesus calls us to leave everything behind and follow Him, how would we respond? Would we do so happily, sincerely and wholeheartedly?

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