I get emails.
Please give me an example of how I can take up my cross.
This very brief email refers to this post, where I wrote,
The essence of being like Jesus is self-emptying, that is, kenosis. We see it stated in different words and different ways many times, but over and over, we see that Christian ethics are based on being Christ-like, and to be Christ-like is to pick up a cross and follow Jesus, because if you don’t have a cross, you aren’t following him.
What’s the answer?
(Mat 16:24-26 ESV) 24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?