Vicar's Thoughts

Luke 14:25-33

8 September 2013

Hate's a very strong word, isn't it?

It can indeed be used in a strong context - e.g 'hate crime': the way people are so controlled, possessed, by an emotion to the extent that they become unreasonable, anti-social or even worse - violent and vindictive.

But that's not the way the word is used in our Gospel this morning (Luke 14.25-33). It isn't so much a milder meaning as a different meaning.