The Cost of Our Discipleship

Posted January 8, 2018 11:14 pm by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

The Cost of Our Discipleship

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – January 14th, 2018
Reflecting on today’s readings, especially the call of Samuel and of Andrew and his brother, I remembered something that the German Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote from his prison in Nazi Germany, that “only by living unreservedly in this life’s duties, problems, successes and failures, experiences and perplexities … does one become a man and a Christian.” Bonhoeffer experienced what he called so poignantly “the cost of discipleship.”
The Prophet Samuel and Andrew and Simon Peter experienced this cost in their own lives. First let us consider the story of Samuel’s

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