The gospel suggests two possible directions to go with these readings: the proclamation of the core of the gospel and the call of disciples. The second reading, however, reminds us that either way there is the obstacle of the Cross. In other words, discipleship is not a matter of spiritual materialism, something one can buy to save one’s self. To proclaim the gospel, means we must first be called. How were you called?
OT 3 A Lectionary Catechesis