Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
August 9, 2019 – Friday
Gospel: Mt 16:24-28
Take up your cross and follow me
We see the cross as a sign of death, suffering or pain. The message for today’s gospel will be hard to receive if our perspective is the same. Jesus invites us to take up our own crosses and follow him.
Today, we are invited to see the cross as a sign of life and love. If we have life to live the challenges and love to see through the hardships, we will succeed in taking up our own crosses and following Jesus.
Mama Mary, we pray to you that our hearts be as pure as yours so we become selfless in taking up our own cross.