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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

SOC 2: Jesus Carries His Cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Jesus said " If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me."

Lord Jesus, you humbled yourself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Help us to love your cross, and accept the crosses you ask us to carry for love of you.

Jesus was led away,
and carrying the Cross by himself,
went out to what is called
the Place of the Skull, Golgotha.

You were led to Calvary, Lord,
carrying the cross by yourself.
Yet was the cross only yours,
or was it also mine you bore?
By your holy cross, O Jesus,
make me strong and able
to take up the cross I must bear.

Lord, You showed a ready obedience in taking up your cross. I often forget that it takes strength to obey, not weakness. Forgive my disobedience. Since all lawful authority comes from God, I am really obeying you out of love.
Christ willingly took the cross upon himself. He asked first, to be sure there wasn't another way. But he submitted to God.

In our lives, when we ask if there isn't another way, do we really hear God's answer, or do we allow our own answer to interfere? Beyond just accepting and bearing our own crosses, we should draw from Christ the ability to hear God's answer; to live in His Will without allowing our inner voice to out-shout Him.


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