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Carrying The Cross

My family makes fun of me because I frequently drive on auto-pilot. I get going and because I normally only drive a handful of places I get there. Problems come up when we deviate from the normal schedule. Jenny anticipates it now, she’ll say, “Don’t forget, we’re going to run by Target first.” It doesn’t even bother me, because in fact I had already forgot. We zone out. We mindlessly go from task to task based on our routine. This isn’t a rhythm that brings us life, it’s a rut that traps us. This is no way to live. The way to get out of it is to be knocked out of it. Jesus has to knock the disciples out of auto-pilot. They are on auto-pilot imagining their corner offices in Jerusalem. Jesus knowing that they are expecting grandeur calls them back to reality. Mark 8:34-36 (NIV) Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it,