The Gospel lesson for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost comes from Luke’s Gospel, Luke 9:51-62. In the second half of the pericope, starting at verse 57, Jesus is confronted with several people that wish to follow him and the others on his ministry but, they all have something that they have to take care of first. One asks to go and bury his father, and Jesus replies, “Let the dead bury their own dead.” Another asks to be allowed to go and say goodbye to his family, and Jesus replies, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
The choice to accept God’s call to “Follow” him is not a journey that comes with convenience or something that be taken for granted. Following God’s call in your life takes a clear commitment to follow God’s will daily and to recommit ourselves to that walk daily. When we make a choice to follow that choice needs to be first in our lives.
God calls each of us to do something, what is God calling you to do, and how are you living out that call in your life?