Perfect Plus Sign

Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple

Luke 14:27
Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalms 90:3-6,12-17; Philemon 1:9-10,12-17; Luke 14:25-33

A father was driving his young daughter to pre-school. As they passed the local church the little girl asked, “Daddy, why is there a big plus sign on top of that house?”

Don’t you just love the symbolism? Isn’t the Cross of Christ the Perfect Plus Sign? Which reminds me of the story about a priest and a rabbi who are playing golf together for the first time. The rabbi soon discovers that the priest is an excellent putter. He also notices that before putting, the priest always makes the sign of the Cross. Halfway through the course, the rabbi is losing by ten strokes. And so he asks the priest if he thinks it will be all right if he too crosses himself. “Sure rabbi, go ahead,” the priest says. “But it won’t do you any good unless you also learn how to putt.”

Indeed, for Christians, the Cross of Christ is our perfect plus sign. But it won’t do us any good…

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