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Mark 8:34 Jesus called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
Jesus gives us clarity about what it means to follow him and to be his disciples. If we want to follow Jesus, we must deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow him.
To open the lock of discipleship we need a key. Jesus’ words provide a key, and it is different for each person. Take the key and embrace the cross. Jesus is right.