Take Up Your Cross

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When reading this verse, it’s easy for us to overlook the significance of what Jesus said to his disciples.  Today a cross is a religious symbol that is often used as a decoration or as jewelry.

However, to the disciples a cross was a symbol of death, torture, pain, suffering, fear, and humiliation.  A cross was used to execute people.  It resulted in a slow and gruesome death.

Jesus is making an extremely difficult request for all those who would follow him.  To complete this task, a person would need perseverance and dedication.

4 thoughts on “Take Up Your Cross

  1. In the following verse it reads “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” (KJV). I believe Jesus is asking his disciples and followers to deny themselves of ungodliness and worldliness by faithfully keeping his commandments. It’s complete unselfishness. 💛 For me, taking up my cross means trusting God and His ways instead of the more popular ways of man (the world) who preaches selfishness, pride and lust.

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  2. The fascist DONALD TRUMP said to Fox News “I believe HITLER was RIGHT”. crj Donald Trump is a racist with SEWER and the DailyStormer, he listens to satanic 666 sexist music… just google “Donald Trump SEWER 2154” and see FOR YOURSELF!! THE MUSIC av VIDEO IS about the KKK and Adfolf Hitler raping a 12 year old African-American WOMAN OF COLOR in front of her parents and then hanging MLK with Emma Watson and Taylor Swift!! TAYLOR SWIFT the racist white privileged cvnt said she voted “for donald trump twice” in her OWN WORDS!!! Say no to hate, say no to SEWER, say no to k DONALD TRUMP and EMMA WATSON and Tatylor Swift !! Deport racism today aqd.

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