Counting the Cost

The emphasis of the Scripture readings for this Sunday is upon careful preparation. We are called to be wise, to evaluate our life as a Christian carefully, to know where our strength lies, so that we can fight successfully and attain our objective, which is eternal life with God. The narrow path to heaven is marked by division and humility. So we become aware that the life of faith may come at great personal expense. Counting the cost of discipleship leads to true wisdom.