The church is a people called by God to be a force in the world for redemption. We are invited to take all that God has given us and invest it in the realities around us that are full of vulnerability and injustice. Following Jesus into these spaces requires denying ourselves and taking up our cross daily as we save our life by losing it for His sake.
saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?