After calling the crowd together with his disciples, Jesus said to them, “All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross, and follow me.” - Mark 8:34 (CEB)

Preparing to meet my former boyfriend Mike’s friends for the first time, he advised me to hide my cross tattoo adorned with “Christ is King.” His friends, he warned, were atheists and welcomed opportunities to confront and mock people of faith. While I would love to say that I did...

Today's Prayer
Dear Jesus, help us to courageously profess and embody your message of hope, forgiveness, and love. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 8:34-38

Thought for the Day

I can stand firm in my faith because Jesus has called me to follow him.

Prayer Focus

For courage to voice my convictions

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