Reading: Matthew 16: 21-28 (Click to read text)
Reflection: So you are standing there, with Jesus, and he says, "I'm on my way to Jerusalem. I'm going to be killed, and then God will raise me up on the third day." What would your response be?
Peter, as we read today, disputes Jesus. "This will never happen to you," he replies. But Jesus knows the truth. And he calls Satan out for making Peter think of human things instead of divine things.
Has that happened in your life? Do you dispute with Jesus, setting your mind on human things and not divine things? Jesus, in our story, reminds his disciples that they need to follow Him and take up their cross. How often, in our lives, do we need to be reminded of the same thing? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing Prayer: Lord, help me take up my cross and follow you. Amen.
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