Luke 14:25-33

Jesus challenges us in today’s Gospel to see every moment of our lives as a time for preparation and planning for the life to come. These gray November days remind us of the preciousness of light and life – but we brace ourselves for winter with the certain hope that spring will return. May God’s wisdom be the light that guides as we make our way; may God’s love be our walking stick; may God’s reconciling peace be the lifeline we throw to others who fall and stumble along the road.