Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
READINGS FOR THE COMING WEEK
- First reading and Psalm
- Jeremiah 18:1-11
- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
- Alternate First reading and Psalm
- Deuteronomy 30:15-20
- Psalm 1
- Second reading
- Philemon 1:1-21
- Luke 14:25-33
The gospel from Luke:
Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace.
So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.
Inspired by Ruskin’s [book] “Modern Painters”, Blunden abandoned her career as a governess in order to become an artist. She exhibited from 1853, attracting Ruskin’s attention in 1859 when she exhibited “God’s Gothic and Past and Present” at the Royal Academy. [from http://cornwallartists.org]