Jesus Gathers Us Together!
34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. 35For I have come to seta man ‘against his father,a daughter against her mother,and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;36and one’s enemies will be those of his household.’37 “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; 38and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.40“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. 41 Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is righteous will receive a righteous man’s reward. 42And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”