Today's Gospel Reading made me squirm big time. Some Sundays I sit in the pew and read the Gospel passage before Mass and think to myself, "Oh shit, I don't want to face this right here and now."
But like it or not I heard the Gospel read and heard it speak to my heart. I know of a woman who is always quizzing a friend of mine's adult children on where they are in their spiritual journey. She once asked my friend's son "How is your walk with Jesus." She was waiting for a chance to jump him with the four spiritual laws. He answered, "Following Jesus is hard."
Amen, brother. Most times I come away from church thinking to myself, "Following Jesus is hard."