Take Up Your Cross

Jesus asks, "Who do you say that I am?" Peter gets it right. Jesus says he needs to die. Peter says don't do that. Jesus calls Peter Satan and invites his followers to take up their cross.  It's a bit much. What is this cross Jesus is moving towards? What does it mean to take up our cross? Is violence every the answer? (spoiler alert: no) Can humanity be redeemed through violence? (also, no).

Scripture: Mark 8:31-38 Peter declares Jesus the Messiah, Jesus invites his followers to take up their cross.

Music: The Brilliance - Will We Ever Rise?



East End United Regional Minsitry is an Affirming (🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ positive) community of faith, part of the United Church of Canada in Toronto.

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Rev. Bri-anne Swan
Rev. Bri-anne Swan
Minister at East End United Regional Ministry, United Church of Canada
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