31st Week in Ordinary Times : Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

Daily Word Of God

Luke 14:27-33

Jesus spoke to the crowd, ‘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 start making fun of him and saying, “Here is a man who started to build and was unable to finish.”

Or again, what king marching to war against another king would not first sit down and consider whether with ten thousand men he could stand up to the other who advanced against him with twenty thousand? If not, then while the other king was still a long way off, he would send envoys to sue for peace. So in the same way, none of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus offers us true happiness, peace and eternal life with God if we follow Him in the way of the cross.


  • The way of the cross involves sacrifice. To gain all, we must be willing to give all for Jesus’ sake. Jesus assures us that He will not abandon us if we choose to follow Him.


  • Do you love Jesus enough to put Him at the centre of your life?