gospel reflection

An Uncomfortable Faith

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So, Jesus is pretty forthright in our Gospel this weekend. If you are looking for a nice, comfortable religion that doesn’t call for too many demands on your life, makes you feel better when you’re down, and will reserve luxury suites for you in heaven when you die, then you probably shouldn’t try to be one of His disciples. Being a disciple of Jesus can be demanding. He has the challenging notion that his followers should serve others rather than themselves. He expects them to show integrity when no one is looking. And he expects them to love. Not just people who only occasionally have a bad day. But our enemies. Jesus expects you to love your  enemies. In other words we should not follow him unless you’re ready to experience some discomfort.     

Fr John

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