SCRIPTURE – Today’s video is based on Mark 8:34-38. Here’s an excerpt: “He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
REFLECT – Jesus doesn’t always say things that are easy. He doesn’t just say “be the best you can be!” The invitation to follow him demands we carry the cross. Be encouraged this Lent that his invitation to greatness might look different than the world’s but with the cross comes new life.
SHARE – Try to be an example today by not complaining and embracing whatever crosses today presents.
PRAY – Jesus, help me to be like you and pick up my cross. I pray for the grace to accept whatever today brings with your joy. You always surprise me. Help me to recognize you even in the hardships of the day. I give you all that I am and ask for your grace to grow in holiness today. Amen.
Watch today’s video featuring Zach Eckert.