Take It Up Together

Sunday, August 31, 2014

It Up Together

A meditation shared by
Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, August 31, 2014, the Twelfth Sunday
after Pentecost

Matthew 16:21-26

The call of Jesus to those first
disciples is our call today:  “If any
want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross
and follow me.”  Now there is much that
can be said about this teaching of Jesus—much more than we have time to explore
today.  But I’d like for us to consider for
a few moments what it means to “take up our cross.”


Let’s begin by identifying some of
what it doesn’t mean.  [...]