Isaiah 50:5-9; Psalms 116:1-6,8-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35
There is an amusing 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. Consequently, 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 until you learn how to putt.”
We can go through the motions making the sign of the cross. But until we begin making the cross the ultimate sign that we have accepted the teachings of Jesus, it won’t do us any good.
In today’s Lesson we read in the Gospel of Mark: Jesus “called the people and his disciples to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of Mine, let him renounce himself…
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