"In the same way, anyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.” It struck me in today's gospel that our Blessed Lord was not necessarily referring to physical possessions in the quote above. For example, since childhood my life has on occasions been hindered by a dark 'fear and anxiety' something that is outside of my control. I suppose you might call it an inner wound so when serious stresses come as they invariably do I go back into that default position and it seems all comes crashing down and the stress can be overwhelming. It is actually a very disorienting feeling but the fear is real. So in a sense I have to come to a position of giving up this 'possession' by surrendering the fear and anxiety to God. I cannot hold onto this as my own but renounce it and hand it over to God. That will require complete surrender of mind, heart and will. There are I am sure many other examples. One might enjoy lustful thoughts but that is a vice that we cannot afford to possess and need to renounce since we are not to covet our neighbour's wife. Or anger, resentment and so on. We cannot hold onto these possessions or they might end up destroying us. There are I am sure other examples of things we hold onto that we need to surrender to the Lord.