Hi CAFers! I hope you are all doing well!
I have been doing some thinking about Luke 9:59-62:
59And to another he said, “Follow me.” But he replied, “[Lord,] let me go first and bury my father.”60But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead.* But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”61e And another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home.”62[To him] Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”*
As some of you may know, I am discerning a vocation to the religious life. I decided a couple months back that whether or not I enter, I want to go to college degree. A completely valid question is why, and, to be honest, I don’t really have that answer. It seems that if I really had my heart set on entering, getting a college degree shouldn’t matter. Is it possible that this is what Jesus is referring to in this passage? The fact that even if I decide to enter I first want to get a college degree? I am slightly worried that it is almost as if I’m saying, “Sure, Lord, I’ll join, but just wait a couple years.”
What do you think? Thank you very much! God bless!