Take Up The Cross – Who Me?

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You want me
to carry that?
To take it,
who knows where
or when?

It looks really rather uncomfortable.
I will look a fool.
It’s not my style.
What about splinters?
It will make me so tired.
It’s cumbersome.
It will slow me down.
Everyone will see
and know.

Are you sure
I need to pick it up and carry it?

Isn’t there an easier way?
Somehow more comfortable?
Less visible?

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Matthew 16:24-28

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples:

If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me. 25 If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find it.26 What will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself? What would you give to get back your soul?

27 The Son of Man will soon come in the glory of his Father and with his angels to reward all people for what they have done. 28 I promise you that some of those standing here will not die before they see the Son of Man coming with his kingdom.

Forgive me Lord,
the times I want the easy way,
the less embarrassing way,
the way with less pain
or inconvenience.

For I want to follow you,
the way you call me to,
and lead me through.

Help me Lord
to forget myself
and follow you

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