Friday, March 26, 2010

Lent 2010, Day 33

. . . he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. Mark 8:34b-35
To deny oneself and pick up a cross every day of one's life sounds like a steep price to pay for anything. On the other hand, to become an adopted child of the God of Creation is surely worth any sacrifice we make. Lent helps us rethink our puny sacrifices in the light of rewards too wonderful for our imagination, much less our description.

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