Friday, March 20, 2009

The Power of the Cross: Third Week of Lent, Friday - The Cross of Christ Transforms Our Priorities

Ask — How does the cross fit into my stance toward God?

Seek — Acknowledge God's priority in your life, over your heart (all of your emotions), over your understanding (all of your thoughts), and over all of your strength (all of your actions).

Knock — Meditate on 1 John 4:10-12. How does John define "love"? What does the death of Jesus on the cross teach us about God's love? How do we find God's love in all the human suffering that we witness? How can we concretely love one another?

Transform Your Life — Will yourself to love God and everyone else with whom you come into contact today and every day. Think about what it means to truly love other people. Seek to be a sacrificial lover first when it comes to the way you love other people and God.

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life, p. 119.)

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