Prayer, Fasting, and Sacrifice

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,* take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24

This is a place to share your spiritual struggles, hopes, and successes as we live out what taking up the cross means.

In Matthew 11, Jesus also says, “For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

I heard a commentary on this from Fr. Mike Schmitz recently. He said we tend to think of ourselves in a single yoke, but a double yoke was more commonly used, and what Jesus was referring to.

When we assume his yoke, we are beside him, laboring side by side with his strength pulling us on.


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