Scripture Reflection

"Everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple."  (LUKE: 14:33)

Jesus tells the crowd that only those who renounce all of their possessions can be His disciples.  Is He truly asking us to give up everything? Perhaps instead, He is trying to help us see that everything we think we own is really a gift from God.  Once we renounce the idea that we own or are entitled to anything, it is much easier to share the many gifts that God has given us.  Then we truly are His intentional Disciples.