Has anyone any suggestions for how “So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth cannot be my disciple” is an explanation of the making-sure-one-has-enough-to-build-a-tower or practical-approaches-to-war parables in the preceding verses? I’ve been chewing on this vaguely since yesterday, and some of the patristic interpretations in the Catena Aurea arenae bad (sez she graciously), but I’m looking for the killer explanation that makes it all obvious and makes me holy just from knowing it 🙂