Sunday
Mar232014

Cross Bearing

Jesus taught, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:23). Cross bearing is a matter of willful sacrifice. It is not a reference to the hardships of life that are imposed upon us by illness, or the sin of others, or happenstance. To bear a cross is to choose willingly to sacrifice or suffer persecution in demonstration of faithful discipleship.