What Does It Mean To Take Up Your Cross?

A thought for the Lord’s Day. JP Moreland on what it means to take up your cross:

“Taking up ones cross daily” means to form through repeated practice the daily habit of living each day with a specific attitude and outlook. More specifically, one is to form a passion for the daily practice of giving up on the failed project of making one’s self the center of focus and, alternatively, to live hour by hour for God’s kingdom. It is to be preoccupied with learning skillfully to find one’s place in his unfolding plan and play one’s role well, to give one’s life away to othe’s for Christ’s sake.

J.P. Moreland, Kingdom Triangle.