Thursday, October 09, 2008

Why Must the Disciple Suffer?

At times to choose the will of God over our own is excruciating. We love our flesh and it hurts to have its desires crucified! Never misunderstand pain as permission to forego the will of God.

So, what in the world makes all this worth it?

What makes it worthwhile is that, as Christ's life is resurrected in us, others might exclaim in the words of Mary Magdalene, "I have seen the Lord!" This is the highest calling of all humanity.

Living Beyond Yourself, Beth Moore