For the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 16, 2012
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” What is the difference between being denied something and choosing to deny yourself? What have you denied yourself because you chose to follow Jesus? What is the cross you carry? Is there a moment when you chose to “take up this cross” rather than avoid it? How has denial and taking up your cross helped you to follow Jesus more nearly?
(CL Weekly September 10, 2012, Volume VI, Number 37)