“The one who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and the one who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. “And the one who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. The one who has found his life will lose it, and the one who has lost his life on My account will find it.“
Jesus is not saying that we are to neglect our parents and children. But, we need to love Jesus more than our parents, more than our children, more than ourselves. He must be first in our life, even to the point of denying ourselves and putting Him first.