Giving the example of many great saints in the Church who made God first in their lives, Fr. Michael reminds us that we need to place our relationship with Jesus above all else. By doing so, we will then be able to love and honor our spouse, our children, our parents, and our friends, so much more.
As Jesus and his disciples were proceeding
on their journey, someone said to him,
“I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus answered him,
“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”
And to another he said, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead.
But you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God.”
And another said, “I will follow you, Lord,
but first let me say farewell to my family at home.”
Jesus answered him, “No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lectionary for Mass: For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America (vol. I–IV, Second Typical Edition.; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1998–2002).