RE Verse reading–Matthew 8:18-22 (day one) “Lord , first let me go and bury my father” (vs 21) It will not be the only time. At several points in His ministry the Lord will make a statement that sounds unsympathetic to the needs of the family. He will appear almost unconcerned. He isn’t, but as He will later clarify “If your love for God is second to your love for your family. If your love for God is not so much higher that it makes your love for family seem almost like ‘hate’ by comparison, you cannot be a disciple.” (read Luke 14:26) Family is a good gift from God. Family is a good gift from GOD! If we do not put Him first we ultimately destroy the very ones we claim to love. It will not be the only time He says it.—Thank you everyone who worked hard on yesterday’s Founders Day celebration. Fun! Necessary! I am grateful.