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How Dare He

Don't suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 

For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies will be the members of his own household. 

Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.  Anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 

And anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

So declares Jesus.

If Christ's words don't shock and upset us, we aren't paying close enough attention to what he's saying.

How dare he say such things!

What exactly is Jesus getting at?

He's getting at the First Commandment.

He's applying it to himself.

He's leaving us no wiggle room.  Nothing, absolutely nothing, is to take precedence over him.  

 

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