Sept 8, 2019 | 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Gospel Luke 14:25-33

Now large crowds were traveling with
[Jesus;] and he turned and said to them,
“Whoever comes to me and does not hate
father and mother, wife and children,
brothers and sisters, yes, and even life
itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever
does not carry the cross and follow me
cannot be my disciple. For which of you,
intending to build a tower, does not first
sit down and estimate the cost, to see
whether he has enough to complete it?
Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation
and is not able to finish, all who see it will
begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow
began to build and was not able to finish.’
Or what king, going out to wage war
against another king, will not sit down first
and consider whether he is able with ten
thousand to oppose the one who comes
against him with twenty thousand? If he
cannot, then, while the other is still far
away, he sends a delegation and asks for
the terms of peace. So therefore, none of
you can become my disciple if you do not
give up all your possessions.