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Luke 9:23 â€œAnd He was saying to them all, â€œIf anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.â€
This is the text we wear on our chest. People ask usâ€¦â€What does that mean?â€ Luke 9:23 may seem quite unextrodinary at first. Sure, of course â€œtake up your cross,â€ Jesus wants us to follow him. But we think of a cross as something we put on a t-shirt or hang around our neck. It is so much more. The Cross, to a Roman, is the symbol of a failed revolution. Paul says this of the Cross:
1 Cor. 1:18 â€œFor the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.â€
If we are serious about our walk with Christ and we step out, take up your cross daily, and serve Christ faithfully; our peers will look at us and think EPIC FAIL. But we know that if the world sees us as an epic failure, God sees us for what we areâ€¦a good and faithful servant."
- TheGardenStudents (Mar 25, 2010)