Lent Reflection: February 25th

"Whoever wishes to be my follower must deny his very self, take up his cross each day, and follow in my steps." -- Luke 9:23 “Denying" ourselves and "taking up the cross" can be kind of scary sometimes. We all know that suffering is a part of life, and often can be a bigger part than we like.  But let’s not forget the last part of Jesus' invitation: "Follow in my footsteps."  He does not leave us alone...he invites us to walk with him! During this Lent, let us take time to remember that we are never alone in our suffering, but rather that we are walking with Jesus and he is caring for us every step of the way.