Counting costs: the cross

how much - question in letterpress typeCarry His Own Cross.  27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. The expression carry his own cross is a metaphor of discipleship. In terms of dedication, one is to live as already condemned to death, “oblivious to the pursuit of noble status, find no interest in securing one’s future via future obligations from others or by stockpiling possessions, free to identify with Jesus in his dishonorable suffering” [Green, 566]. Continue reading