Luther said we can judge a tree by its fruit. He never said doing so would be easy.
Season after Pentecost | 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; (1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Psalm 16;) Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62
The invitation follow me is a common refrain in the ministry of Jesus. In our Gospel text for this week, the call to follow is intensified. Jesus has now “set his face toward Jerusalem,” and his response to someone who wants to follow him is an extreme one.
Jesus setting his face to Jerusalem marks a shift: the text mentions it three times. There is a boldness and immovable attention to the assignment.