This from William Gurnall in yesterday’s entry:
In business we first pay the biggest debts which are already due. Are you more deeply indebted to God or to your mate? Travel as far as you can with your relatives in God’s company, but no farther–because you do not want to leave holiness and righteousness far behind. No one–family or otherwise–can ever repay you in the loss of those treasures.
Jesus made the terms of discipleship plain. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me (Matt. 10:37).
May Jesus be uppermost in all our affections.