The Gospel today is our motto to live by and all we need to embrace to find our narrow path that will lead us to heaven. Yes, we are called to take up our cross and follow after him or the way Jesus puts it;
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
Our crosses are heavy and certainly humble us at every turn as we fall or drag them along when we are weak and sick and lowly and discouraged and depressed and selfishly whiney and a mess... yes, we are needing Jesus to show us how and to be in control of our lives and allowing the Holy Spirit to make that change in us as we die to self so that Jesus may live and move and work and share our Faith with JOY and allow us to find peace/rest in the midst of the craziness we call our lives!
the one who raised Christ from the dead
will give life to your mortal bodies also,
through his Spirit that dwells in you." Romans 8
Jesus, how we love you and long to serve with all that we have and without counting the cost! Family time is truly the Best and we are so blessed to have our huge wonderful families to share our journey with! May we give control over to you and find the peace that passes understanding and the help that we need to persevere and become the saints we are called to become. Jesus, we trust in you. Bless-bless, Barb
You will not regret taking the time to read this post by John's sister, Nancy, which reminds us how John has dealt with living past cancer. It seems especially poignant as he is flying to Chicago in a few days to do a promotional video for his burning desire to share how he found faith through brain cancer and beyond!