Lenten Blog – 2/25/2018
The Gospel reading for today is Mark 8:27-38. In this passage there are several great things. We have Peter’s confession of who Jesus is (The Messiah), Jesus tells the disciples of the suffering and death He would face, and we learn about following Jesus. That last one can be pretty challenging. Jesus doesn’t describe a life of ease, free from pain.
Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.” – Mark 8:34-35