Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What It Means To Pick Up The Cross

The seriousness of our Lord's charge to follow Him can't be underestimated:

Jesus tells His followers they must pick up their cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23).  A cross is not a symbol of trying harder, of promising to do better, of really knuckling down, getting serious, and having "the eye of the tiger."

A cross is not where you go to work out, as if to build up what is already there.

A cross is where you go to die, which is the final negation of the sin-riddled nature we inherit from Adam.  ~ Excerpt from The World Tilting Gospel by Dan Phillips

Let us follow wherever He leads.

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