Second Sunday in Lent

PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME
(Based on Mark 8:31-38)
(Safiyah Fosua)

Leader: Jesus said: “Pick up your cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34)
People: What does it mean to carry a cross?
Leader: “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it.” Your way is the road less traveled. (Matthew 7:13)
People: How shall we carry this cross?
Leader: Jesus said: “go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor… then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21)
People: We are called to love one another and to be willing to give something of ourselves to others.
Leader: It takes strength to carry a cross; more than we have, sometimes more than we want.
People: God of Mercy, give us the strength to walk in your way, to carry the cross, to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Amen.

Author: PastorBianca

Bianca is a Christian, married to Jim, a mother of two grown sons,, a grandmother, and great-grandmother. She likes to spend time with her family, read, do various hand-crafts, and drink coffee.