Wednesday: 6th November, 2019

Reference Luke 14:25-33

Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

In many settings, one size does not fit all: shoe sizes, clothing sizes and even medical treatment. The unique nature of individual anatomy and genetics always makes room for surprises in the ways each person’s body responds to disease and treatment. One size will not fit all.

So when Jesus says ‘whoever does not take up his cross and follow me, is not fit to be my disciple’, we can see the clear association he creates between a person and their cross. Almost as though to establish ownership, responsibility and duty for that cross.
Regardless of the close bonds we have with others, each person will face a unique CROSS:
C- Challenges
R- Rejection
O- Opposition
S- Suffering
S- Struggles

We cannot therefore always expect others to entirely appreciate all the things we go through, and there will be moments when it becomes clear they do not understand. It’s the same with you towards others also and reason has already been stated: each person bears a unique cross.

Nonetheless, the weight of each cross does not compare to the glory that follows it. So my dear, don’t see a cross as a burden, but as a portal to glory.


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