When Paul became a follower of Christ, one of the results was that he became a pariah among his own people. He was beaten, tortured, and persecuted. Eventually, Paul gave his life for the cause of Christ. That was what taking up his cross looked like, and he rejoiced in it. But what does the idea of “taking up your cross” mean for us today?
For most of us, that kind of cost Paul paid for following Christ isn’t anything we can conceive of. Christ said: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
So, how can we apply his words? What does it mean to take up our cross with joy in the present day?
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