Living the Sunday and Holy Days
Whom do you see bearing a heavy cross? How can you offer support?
One thing that enabled Peter to proclaim Jesus "the Christ of God" was that he witnessed Jesus’ words and actions. What Scripture stories help you to answer who Jesus is? Jesus is still active in our lives. What experiences of Jesus in your own life helps you to answer who he is? List them here or on other paper. Post them as a reminder that Jesus is the Christ of God.
Take up the Cross
One way we answer who Jesus is for us is the way we deal with suffering in our lives. Today’s Gospel ends with Jesus telling his disciples that if anyone wants to follow him, they must take up the cross. Make a small cross out of paper or twigs to keep in your pocket as a reminder to accept the crosses in our lives and to pray for those who carry crosses of illness or loss or loneliness.