Sun, 12 September 2021
If thou hadst ever had an absurd desire to fly and to be borne through the air, how wouldest thou extinguish this unreasonable desire? By fashioning wings, and preparing other instruments, or by convincing the mind that it is desiring things impossible, and that one should attempt none of these things? (St. John Chrysostom, Homily 63 on the Gospel according to St. Matthew)
Every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. (St. Matthew 19:29)
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (St. Matthew 16:24)
This is The Way of Salvation. This is The Way of Eternal Life. And God rewards those who follow it a hundredfold. Give up everything and follow Christ.