“And another said, ‘I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home.’” (Lk 9: 61)
“I will follow you, but…” happens so many times in our lives, too. Generally we do not look at “but” as an excuse, but as a reason for something equally important; important from our perspective. Probably our own reaction to somebody’s “but” directed to us will be negative; “but” like rejection to us. When we exchange “but” with “and,” we can check if it is really another step in the right direction or just a simple excuse. We will be able to follow Our Lord and do whatever is His will.
“I consider all things so much rubbish that I may gain Christ and be found in him.” (Gospel Acclamation)
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