We begin another season of lent, contemplating what we can “give up”; how much chocolate or soda or gossip we can avoid for those forty days. But was that the intent of the comment, “take up your cross and follow me”? Isn’t it more? More about being Christ to others, more about serving the poor, the sick, the dying. If there is some way that passing up that Hershey bar helps someone, great; but, if there is something more valuable you can contribute to society in the form of service, why not try to make that your dedicated sacrifice – maybe it will turn into something as habit forming as a chocolate addiction!
God bless you!
Patty Masson resides in Houston, Texas.