Our Passion of the Christ

A reading for Thursday, October 16, 2014: Luke 9:18-27.

The cross represents passion. We call the week of the cross, Holy Week, passion week. There was a movie a few years ago called The Passion of the Christ. Today's lesson is Jesus telling the disciples about the cross and the passion of our Lord.

Like Jesus, those who follow Jesus will take up their passion. They will devote themselves to something, even give their lives for something that they believe in deeply and with the utmost conviction. It will cost us something to follow our passion, but caring about something in such a way is worth living for.

Perhaps the mistake we make is that we care just a little bit for too many things and not enough for our passion. We are aware of all sorts of issues and concerns, but awareness is not enough. We try and pay attention to fifty things all at once, when we would do better to narrow the list down to just a few things and go for those with passion.

The definition of burnout is not having too many things to care about. It's simply not being connected to our passion and having to go through the motions too much for things we don't really care about. Jesus said, "What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves?"

I urge you to connect to your passion in life and care deeply about it. "For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it."


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