What do you think or feel when you see a cross?
What does “take up your cross” mean to you?
Do you feel closer to God or farther from God when things are difficult?
Have you ever had a “mountaintop” experience? What was it like?
Acting on the Word
Use a cross or a crucifix as a focus for prayer this week. Hold or gaze at a cross for at least 10 minutes, prayerfully reflecting on the meaning of the cross in your life
Sunday: Matthew 16:21-17:8 Cross and Transfiguration
Monday: Psalm 41:7-10 Psalm
Tuesday: Matthew 13:47-53 Parables of Jesus
Wednesday: Matthew 18:1-9 Who Is the Greatest?
Thursday: Psalm 146:7c-10 Psalm
Friday: Psalm 51:1-3 Psalm
Saturday: Matthew 13:54-58 Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
Does the reading relate more to theology of cross or a theology of glory?