Strength Today

Then he said to them all, “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.

[Luke 9:23]

There lies thy cross; beneath it meekly bow;

It fits thy stature now;

Who scornful pass it with averted eye,

’Twill crush them by and by.

~ J. KEBLE ~

To take up the cross of Christ is no great action done once for all; it consists in the continual practice of small duties which are distasteful to us.

~ J. H. NEWMAN ~

On one occasion an intimate friend of his was fretting somewhat at not being able to put a cross on the grave of a relation, because the rest of the family disliked it. “Don’t you see,” he said to her, “that by giving up your own way, you will be virtually putting a cross on the grave? You ’ll have it in its effect. The one is but a stone cross, the other is a true spiritual cross.”


I would have you, one by one, ask yourselves, Wherein do I take up the cross daily?

~ E. B. PUSEY ~

Every morning, receive thine own special cross from the hands of thy heavenly Father.


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