Are You Ready To Lose Your Life?

The Jagged Word

By Joel Hess

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She could never be a saint, but she could be a martyr if they killed her quick.”  Flannery O’Connor describes her 12 year old protagonist in her wonderful short story, ‘A Temple of the Holy Ghost.’

The Christ is calling for martyrs and the world needs them.  Will you answer His call?

After laying out the ‘dirty job’ job description of the Christ to Peter and the disciples, Jesus challenges all who claim to be disciples to be, not a fan on His Facebook page, but a follower as Kierkegaard would say it today.  He commands His disciples to deny themselves and pick up their crosses and follow Him.  Even more drastically He tells us that if we want to save our lives we will lose them, and those who lose their lives for His sake and the Gospel will find them.

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