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Benedict of Nursia

July 11, 2011

Luke 14:27-33

Jesus said to the crowd, “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.”
The above lesson comes from the lectionary for today the Feast of Benedict of Nursia. This lesson seems to speak to us on many different levels. Each decision we make has pro’s and con’s, but the wise person takes time to evaluate what is before them and prepare themselves for the journey at hand. What do you do in your daily journey? Lord give me the strength to discern the right path for me.

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