2018 02 25: Take Up Your Cross

Where is the cross in your life?

Mark Twain once remarked that his problem with the Bible wasn’t so much the parts he didn’t understand.  It was the parts he did understand that bothered him.  Today’s Gospel lesson is probably one of those parts for many of us, just as it seems to have been for Peter.  “Jesus began to teach his disciples,” we read, “that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.”