Luke 9:23 Then he said to them: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self. 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the Holy angels.
What can God commend you and i for? Our material wealth and achievement in our spheres of endeavor? Our sincerity, love, faithfulness, kindness, loyalty, compassion, respect etc God and for each other? Do we love God? Yes we do! However, our brothers and sisters that are Christ image that we see daily are detested. We put down each other, spread malicious lies and sow seed of hatred in peoples mind against one another. Is this the cross we are called to carry daily? I guess not!.
Christ came because of love for mankind. He taught us to love the unlovable, live a selfless life, respect and honor each other. Christ became us so we can be Him. Are we true disciples of Jesus Christ here on earth? John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Each of us should examine ourselves and make amends now so we don’t miss the mark of the high calling of Jesus Christ and be thrown into the abyss with demons in the last day, the day of judgement.
Is our ego so high and our eyes so blinded that we cannot see Christ suffering, death and resurrection in our brothers and sisters?
This is to all of us born again tongue talking brethren. Let us be real for once and be true disciples of Jesus Christ in love, unity of purpose, truth and in spirit. For God is Love – no strings attached.