"`Go out,' replied the master, `to the high roads and hedge-rows, and compel the people to come in, so that my house may be filled.
For I tell you that not one of those who were invited shall taste my dinner.'"
On His journey vast crowds attended Him, towards whom He turned and said,
"If any one is coming to me who does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be a disciple of mine.
No one who does not carry his own cross and come after me can be a disciple of mine.
"Which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not sit down first and calculate the cost, asking if he has the means to finish it? --
lest perhaps, when he has laid the foundation and is unable to finish, all who see it shall begin to jeer at him,
saying, `This man began to build, but could not finish.'
Or what king, marching to encounter another king in war, does not first sit down and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand men to meet the one who is advancing against him with twenty thousand?
If not, while the other is still a long way off, he sends messengers and sues for peace.
Just as no one of you who does not detach himself from all that belongs to him can be a disciple of mine.