CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP
“… take up his cross daily and follow Me”
“…we have to take up our cross”. The cross is the best-known symbol of Christianity. The cross is a sign of willful humility and love. The cross has a characteristic of mockery: he was told on the cross “if you are the Christ save yourself and save others”. Again, the cross is a great contradiction. It reminds us of death and assures of life, it connotes hatred and teaches us love, it reflects violence yet announces peace, a victim of false accusation but expresses forgiveness, it shows sin and purity, brokenness and wholeness, in the cross all was lost yet everything is gained, destruction and restoration, defeat and victory. Once the cruelest form of execution, yet now a symbol of abundant life. So, in this life; “No cross, no Crown”. If we deny the cross; we invariably deny the crown.
1 Hail Mary 21 times and Thank you Jesus 21 times.
2 Bible Study: Luke 9:57-62
The cross is that moment when you have to forgive hurts and faults.
The cross is that moment when you have to bear false accusation.
The cross is that moment when you have to face mockery.
4 Silence (5 to 10 minutes) (write down your own lessons; learn to hear from God and write down whatever God says to you)
5 The Litany to the Precious Blood of Jesus (as given on the first day)
6 Intercessory Prayers:
My Father and my God as I pray today give me the grace to preserve. Help me not to give up when am close to victory.
My Father and my God let the symbol of the cross appear to drive far the power of satan and all the works of darkness.
My Father and my God give me the victory that comes from the cross. As I go through the cross of my life, help me to have the dawn of the resurrection.
My Father and my God, as I choose to endure in your name honour my path with excellence, give me the crown of unfading glory.
- Memory verse: Luke 21:19
“By your patient endurance you will gain your souls.”
Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai