This is part 2 of the series “Do I have to carry THAT cross?” To read the original post, click here.
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. or what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
~ Matthew 16.24-26, ESV
I am a selfish creature.
I do not make the statement with pride, but rather confess it, to my great shame.
Like most humans, I enjoy my own particular flavor of comfort. I love sipping my homemade iced chai, surrounded with whatever music suits my mood. My favorite find is a book to get lost in. I warm with pleasure when I find myself in a protective bubble of like-minded people, close friends, beloved family, and familiar faces.
I’ve been abruptly called away from these creature comforts, oh so many times. Continue reading