How I understanding taking up the cross

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How I understanding taking up the cross

Jesus said that if you want to follow him, you have to be willing to take up your cross.

To me, that means three things

1 - Not giving up just because it’s hard

2 - Doing the right thing even if it’s not fun

3 - Giving up vanities and indulgences when it’s necessary for your character

I will write about the 2nd one: Doing the right thing when it’s not fun.

I think this involves doing the correct behaviour even if it’s uncomfortable.

For a mother, it might mean feeding her baby when she is tired and just wants to sleep.

For a senior, it might mean volunteering to wash your dishes when you have back pain.

For a man, it might mean, helping strangers lift heavy items at a store after being tired from a day of gardening work.

For a child, it might mean walking in cold weather to school instead of skipping class

For me, it involved working 7 days a week when my feet hurt from standing up at work all day

Right now, my cross is different: It involves being friendly and courteous to people I do not like because it’s what the bible commands.

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  • Anonymous
    Yes. It is dying to one’s self everyday. Do I want to yell at people who annoy me because I didn’t get enough sleep? Yes. Should I? No. And so on and so on.
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  • RedBullRacingLemia
    Thank You, I hope your well, I'm feeling a bit down at the moment.
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    Is this still revelant?
    • A friend of mine used to say that you don’t always get what you want, but that does not mean your life can’t be beautiful without it.

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  • standtallstaystrong
    I enjoy your take on this. I feel I was put her to help people although I feel used a lot of the time. Or I see people get recognition for the same thing I had done for the same person and it hurts a little but in the end, I did my part I helping them and ill get the recognition that matters regardless of if another person gives it to me.
  • Staximus
    Buy some shoes designed for standing on your feet all day. Women never know how to buy good work shoes
  • emperor90
    Its good quote
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