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Sep 01 2017

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Pew Leaflet Sunday 3rd September 2017

SELF-DENIAL AND THE CROSS: REFLECTIONS FOR THIS SUNDAY:

Why would Jesus teach that we must take up our cross? The cross was a metaphor for suffering and agony. The self-denial of which Jesus speaks means submitting our own will to God. It means becoming precisely who God intends us to be, nothing more and nothing less. It means living in grace – allowing God’s shaping power to form us. When the text speaks of denying ourselves, it means we are to deny that part of ourselves that leads us to sin, to be anything other than we who we really are.

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