Daily Word Of God
Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘No one who prefers father or mother to me is worthy of me. No one who prefers son or daughter to me is worthy of me. Anyone who does not take his cross and follow in my footsteps is not worthy of me. Anyone who finds his life will lose it; anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.
‘Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.
‘Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will have a prophet’s reward; and anyone who welcomes á holy man because he is a holy man will have a holy man’s reward.
‘If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, then I tell you’ solemnly, he will most certainly not lose his reward.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel Jesus challenges us to examine our hearts to determine who we love first and foremost. A true disciple loves God above all things and is willing to forsake all for Him.
- Jesus cautions us that there may be divisions in our household when we put God first in all we do; they can become our oppositions in doing God’s will. How true is this of your experiences?
- Jesus also calls us to be kind and generous, like Him, to everyone especially those who are in great need. No good deed will go unnoticed by God. Love others because we love God. Do we always have such motives?