Reflection on the Gospel-23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time C (Luke 14:25-33)

We all want to be faithful to the commitments we make and most of us realise that the choice for one pathway will preclude another. We work out our priorities and live with the consequences, leaving aside whatever might get in the way of our realising our goals. Sometimes we take on commitments and fail to meets their demands. If we rely only on ourselves, things can become too difficult and we simply give up the struggle. Today’s gospel reading invites us to consider the radical demands of Christian commitment.