“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his/her cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his/her life will lose it, but whoever loses his/her life for my sake will find it.”
Which part of this statement of Jesus hits you the hardest?
How does it challenge you?
Ask for the grace to meet that challenge.
Heritage word—“The love of God is extravagant! Nothing small, nothing half-hearted, nothing mediocre can ever be worthy of a true follower of the suffering Christ.”
(Sr. Mary Francelia, 3rd Provincial of the California Province)