Who can be His disciple?

Who can be His disciple?

  Can you imagine being among those in the crowd following Jesus only to hear Him turn and address them saying: If anyone comes to me, without hating his father and mother, wife, and children, brothers and sisters, yes and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. After recovering from the shock of His words, I might slowly have slid to the back of the crowd and wondered if– perhaps–I needed to take a second look at this ‘prophet’ I was following. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Lord, I am carrying it because You say I have to…but, if it means that to be a saint like Mother Theresa, who said we should “accept suffering with a smile because it’s the greatest gift that...