What do you think of when you hear the word renounce? How do you feel?
Jesus, in today's Gospel, tells us to renounce everything and follow Him. Is He saying that owning things is bad? No, not quite. It is the attitude we have towards those things. And it's not always just physical, tangible things either. These things can be pride, ego, vanity, etc.
So what's the point in renouncing my pride (And I can be VERY proud!)?
One, my relationship with God is everything. When I put "other stuff" whether good or bad, before Him......