“Cannot be My Disciples”, He said.
(Hence, there’s no alternative to this)
Which is it?
The “un-preachable message” from the pulpit of the church (try preaching it!).
But it’s still the “truth”.
Our Blessed Lord never said (with respect to this world):
“get everything”,… but He has said or meant, “leave everything and follow Me” (Luke 5:28; Luke 18:22)
Here’s a highlight of a “literal” verse to this which is almost “never preached” by your pastor in “truth”:
“In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be My disciples.” – Lord Jesus Christ in (Luke 14:33)
Truth is determined by “verses” and not by what you ‘think’.
What is ‘leave everything’ (explanation)?
Basically, “leaving everything” for “His sake” (the Gospel) means now you work “not to make yourself rich” but to “fulfill the commands of His Gospel to share” etc (i.e. ‘in everything’ just like apostle Paul; family needs etc comes secondary to ‘His sake’).
Where does it say/mean/imply this (explanation) in the Bible?
The verses below:
“Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, 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 wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit age-during life.
But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.” (Matthew 19:27 – 30)
There’s no other way; the command is to ‘leave’ not ‘hoard’.