Luke 14:26-28 – “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it?”
We have a saying at Church Health Center: A lack of prior, proper planning on your part, does not an emergency make on my part. Jesus reminds us that the effort put into our faith journey should be more thoughtful, more intentional, than the hours we might spend planning a conference, developing a care plan for a patient or building a new building.
Understanding God, bless our efforts to be more intentionally faithful in all we do. Amen.