Here, Jesus is speaking to a group of followers who have been inspired by all he has done. Maybe they want to follow so they can be fed and healed and empowered, but Jesus reminds them that discipleship is not all about what Jesus can do for them. It’s also about what they are willing to sacrifice to truly follow him.
What have you sacrificed to follow Jesus? What might Jesus be calling you to leave behind?
Offer a prayer of thanksgiving that Jesus continues to lead you even when you’re dragging a lot of extra baggage.