Sunday, October 3, 2010

Don't be afraid to take up your cross.

"Then Jesus said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me". (Luke 9:23)

This is a challenge by Jesus Christ to all who would be His disciples or true followers. It is no surprise to me that this passage follows one of the most spectacular miracles ever performed by Jesus while here on earth. He had just fed over 5000 individuals with only five loaves of bread and two small fishes. At that particular time Jesus had quite a following, but they were not His disciples. It doesn't take too much to get a crowd! However, there is a big difference between going along with the crowd and becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ. So we find Jesus calling the twelve to Himself and presenting them the challenge of discipleship. That same challenge He presents to each of us today.

Peace and love,


"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. " (1 John 4:9-10)

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