Choose life—and pick up your cross

 
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Thursday after Ash Wednesday, based on Luke 9:22-25

Jesus said to his disciples, “The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

  Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves?


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Ann Garrido

About Ann Garrido

Ann is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO (sponsored by the Province of St. Albert the Great) and former director of the school's doctorate of ministry in preaching program. She has been affiliated with the Dominican community now for over 16 years.

2 thoughts on “Choose life—and pick up your cross

  1. Thank you, Ann for your insightful proclamation of the Good News. Choosing life may contain suffering yet ultimately brings new life. It is with the power of Christ who strengthens us in our weakness to choose life. All is gift.

  2. Today’s reflection helped me not to bemoan all the bad things , but where it is to celebrate and rejoice transformation, Power that comes from choice. I liked this talk

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