1. Victoria
    May 24, 2016 @ 8:18 PM

    I have heard that the term ‘take up your cross and follow’ references the point at which ‘our will’ crosses with ‘God’s Will’.

    Given Jesus’ example in the Garden of Gethsemane, it would seem that when Jesus laid his dread of that which was to come before the Father–honestly asking Him, “Is there any other way?” then recognizing there wasn’t, He submitted His Will to that of the Father–that was the point at which Jesus ‘picked up His cross.’

    How often are we called upon to lay aside our own desires in favor of doing those things God has ordained for us? Apparently…daily. Perhaps it is even moment-by-moment; as often as we make a choice of how to spend our time, talent, and treasure. It’s hard, knowing that the way of the cross always leads to death. Yet, we have the assurance of resurrection beyond the death.

    • avincent
      May 25, 2016 @ 3:38 AM

      I like that analogy of our cross being where our will crosses God’s will. HARD “right” coming up at that moment.