Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42
Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”
Matthew 10:37-42 is the gospel for today and it challenges us to examine our commitments with our faith. To explore on the significance of this gospel, let us reflect within ourselves.
The gospel from Matthew 10:37-42 emphasized the cost of following Jesus. “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me“. These words may sound harsh at first glance however there is a deep meaning to this.
Jesus is not telling us to disregard our loved ones but instead give our utmost love to God above all else. God first, then the rest will follow. If you can try to follow this, for sure your lives will be always in a smooth sailing position. This is the real meaning of this gospel from Matthew 10:37-42 .
The gospel teaches us to put God in the center of our lives. It is telling us of the importance of our devotion to Him. Our commitment to Him should surpass any other loyalties we may have. It is a reminder that the love we have for God must be our primary focus and the guiding force in our lives.
To focus further, it is not only enough to follow God and make our loyalty worthy of Him. Above all, we must also carry the cross and the burden that comes along with our lives. It is not always happiness that we should take to consider when we have to follow Him. We must also bear the cross and the sacrifices of being true believers.
In our lives here on earth, we have limited time. We don’t know and where our end will go so, we must always ask God for the grace to keep us always safe. We must always find God in everything we do. It is important that God is the center of our lives so we have a purpose while we are living here on earth.