The Cost of Being a Disciple If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters-yes, even his own life-he cannot be my disciple. -Luke 14:26 I'm trying to understand this. It seems to be an extremely deep statement. I'd like to hear everyone's views about this verse. If you like, you can talk about Luke 14:25 to 14:35. That entire section focuses on teaching about everything that we must learn to give up to follow Jesus. I'm having a tough time dealing with it.