What is your cross?
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.” Mark 8:34-35
What does God call of you? Is it something simple or complex? Is God calling you to drop everything or just a few things?
Do you know?
Perhaps the cross you thought you were picking up is not it. Maybe what you carried before is no longer what God calls you to carry today. Maybe you are carrying someone else’s cross – and need to put it down so they can take it up. Or maybe someone else needs help carrying theirs, and you are like Simon the Cyrene (Mt. 27:32), compelled to pick it up for them.
Lent is a time to slow down and focus on what God is calling us to do. If we take advantage of the Lenten season, we can spend more time with God and perhaps discern our crosses.