Daily Reflections

Transforming Crosses

by Beth Richardson on August 28, 2014 · 0 comments

Carrying the Cross of Christ

Thursday, August 28. Read Matthew 16:21-28. How do you understand the call of Jesus to take up your cross and follow? How has your cross transformed you?

Share your transformation.

Words from The Word: For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
-Matthew 16:25-26 (NRSV)

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on Matthew 16:24-28. “Take up your cross and follow me.”

Spiritual Tools: The spiritual practice for this week is consideration of the article, Centering Prayer. Find your center.

Art Credit: Loire, Gabriel, 1904-1996. Carrying the cross of Christ, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/12967802435.


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