23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel – Luke 14:25-33
“Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple”. The love of Jesus Christ on the cross made a model for us to love. Cross became the central point of love. With out cross, we cannot love. There comes the intrinsic relationship between cross and discipleship. There are two moments in this: carrying one’s own cross and following Jesus. We cannot carry our cross and go where we want. This will not make us disciples of Christ. Often, we carry crosses but to attain what we want. But Jesus is very clear. Carry cross and follow Him. Let’s think, where am I going carrying my cross? Following my selfishness or my Jesus Christ?