And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Anyone finding his life will lose it, and anyone losing his life because of Me will find it.
The one who welcomes you welcomes Me, and the one who welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me.
(Matthew 10:38-40 Holman Christian Standard Bible ®©)
Whatever it means today to embrace what is killing me and follow Jesus, I need to discover it and dive in. It’s not just so that I can be found worthy of Jesus. Its so that others will be able to receive Him as they receive me.
Serious responsibility. Immeasurable privilege.