If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. -Jesus, Mat. 16:24
As strange as it may sound, I believe this to be one of the most beautiful things ever said by our Lord. Now, I'm aware of the ugliness of the cross, that it is a symbol of torture, violence, and punishment. However, as the Lord has also made me more aware tonight, to follow Him is to follow the way of the cross, and the fact that it is the way to Him makes it more than...