The Cost of Discipleship

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To hear the word of God and do it, to be Christ’s disciple is not easy.
Often, God would often would test us in the area where we think we are the strongest.
I have a priest friend whose special apostolate is marital counseling
and all his siblings had failed marriages.
I know a top-notch pulmonologist whose son died from an asthma attack
and he could not do enough to keep him alive.
There was an excellent doctor who was looked up to by young doctors,
referring difficult cases to her, but who died from the complications of childbirth.
And there was great irony in a cardiologist who died of a heart attack
in the midst of a cardiology convention
and the hundreds of heart specialists in attendance could not save him.
We are not in control. God is in control.

I pray for faith and trust to totally place my life
and the lives of my loved ones in the hands of God.

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