A great multitude followed Jesus. So Jesus turned around and said to them:
If any man comes to me and hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sister, and even his own life, cannot be my disciple.
Whoever does not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Which of you wanting to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost to make sure he has enough money to complete it?
Otherwise after he has laid the foundation, and runs out of money to finish the project, everyone will mock him. They will say:
The man began to build, and he was not able to finish.
What king goes to war against another king without first sitting down and considering the odds of winning the battle?
If he only has ten thousand soldiers and his enemy has twenty thousand, perhaps he should send an ambassador to make peace.
If you do not renounce everything that you have, you cannot be my disciple.
Salt is only good as long as it has flavor. If salt looses its flavor, how will it be seasoned? It is not good for anything and will be thrown into the trash heap.
He that has ears to hear, let him hear.