“What Then Will We Have?”
First, O God, give us the courage to consider the degree to which we actually are leaving everything and following Jesus.
Second, O God, give us the insight to understand that leaving everything and following Jesus is its own reward.
Third, O God, give us the grace to look forward to the ongoing and eternal results of our leaving everything and following Jesus.
Fourth, O God, give us the humility to remember that when your kingdom fully comes there will be great surprises in the revealing of who has gone the farthest in leaving everything and following Jesus.
“Then Peter said in reply, ‘Look, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man is seated on the throne of his glory, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will, be last, and the last will be first.” (Matthew 19:27-30)