Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Power of the Cross: Thursday after Ash Wednesday - Jesus' Invitation

Ask — Do I fear the cross of Christ or do I embrace it?

Seek — Place a crucifix in a prominent place in your home. Look upon this sign of our salvation upon rising and before you retire for the night, asking Christ to help you to "take up your cross" and follow him.

Knock — Meditate on Philippians 3:18-21. What are you living for? Do you see the saving power of the cross or are you an enemy of the cross? Do you believe in the power of Christ?

Transform Your Life — Believe in the gospel and experience the liberating effects of taking up your cross and following Jesus. Make your life one that will not be spent looking backward in regret for all the good that you did not do — focus on the good that you can do right now!

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life, p. 259.)

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