ConfusedI`ve got behind with my reading of Luke. I always start out with good intentions of keeping up with these readings, then something happens and I lag behind.
Anyway, I`ve got up to Luke 15, but there`s a verse in Chapter 14 that puzzles me greatly -
verse 26: "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, even his own life, he cannot be a disciple of mine."
All Jesus`s teaching I thought was about love - e.g. love God, love your neighbour as yourself, so why in this verse is he saying that we have to hate, in order to be a disciple. It just doesn`t make sense to me.