Take up the Cross ... Daily

"And whoever does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it and whoever loses his life because of me will find it (Matt. 10:38,39)."

It was Bonhoeffer who said, "When Christ calls a man He bids him come and die." What a frightening proposition. It would be the same as saying 'take up your electric chair' 'take up your guillotine 'take up your noose.' We must bear the very instrument of our execution. Execution of self is a life-long death.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit (John 12:24)."

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