Readings: Wis 9:13-18b. Philemon 9b-10, 12-17. Lk 14:25-33
On a daily basis, we make so many ordinary choices. At certain times in life, we’re called upon to make radical decisions, some of which are life-changing. When we shrink from making such decisions, we risk missing out on great opportunities. Or we may just live comfortable lives, but far below the potentials given us by God. Of course, whichever choice we make is a risk in itself (only the degree of risk varies).
Yet, any major decision requires lots of preparation. This preparation may be in form of prayer, planning, or empowerment. Properly taken radical decisions are not taken on the spur of the moment, or from an emotional high. Otherwise, the fruits of such a decision may be sub-optimal, if not outright disastrous.
May Jesus Christ teach us the true cost of discipleship, and grant us the grace to be true disciples.
And may Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.