Pinging sounds of acorns on the sidewalk awaken a soul sensitive to silence; so let the words of Jesus summon your to the response of absolute love for Jesus above all else.
Jesus turns and confronts the crowd, stinging them with his words, seeking to find out who among them will remain as disciples.
The word “discipline,” the root meaning of “disciple,” means, “to teach.” In this season when children go back to school, what is it that the Lord is teaching you about disciplines for a disciple? What new habits for learning can you develop to ensure that the everyday the Word of God will loosen from you what you need to forsake?
I love You, Lord, more than life. v. 26
I carry my cross and follow. v. 27
To give and not count the cost v. 28
May I complete what You start. v. 30
This is the second of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year C.
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Year C is dedicated to the Gospel of Luke.
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