Living Eucharist

Cross, Grasse

The Gospel reading on Sunday, the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, exposes the tension between the popularity of Jesus and the challenge that his gospel represents. Living the Kingdom is not just what we get, it is also what and how we give/she/love… And it costs…

Great crowds accompanied Jesus on his way and he turned and spoke to them. ‘If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

‘And indeed, which of you here, intending to build a tower, would not first sit down and work out the cost to see if he had enough to complete it? Otherwise, if he laid the foundation and then found himself unable to finish the work, the onlookers would all…

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