Taking Up The Cross, Part 2


In all my human relationships, I have always kept a bit of myself just for myself.
I have never given myself totally, keeping my innermost being just for myself.
But Christ demands total surrender of self from his disciples.
There have been instances in my life when I thought I have left everything to follow him. But even as I struggle, I can still sense him asking me to give up that bit of myself
that I have been holding back from everybody else, including him.
That is the cost of discipleship – giving up everything in total surrender to God’s will, even if it means taking up the cross. Christ said that is exactly
what being his disciple mean – taking up the cross daily.
Life is hard. Being a disciple is harder.
Why can’t I just forget being a disciple and take the easy and well-traveled road?

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