The Call to Discipleship - S – Sacrifice
Let us march ever closer through the call of discipleship as we continue our series on carrying our cross.
There are lots of ways to look at Sacrifice. Giving of myself for others. Doing with less for myself. To continue the overall theme of Responsibility, let me look at Obedience from doing with less. For many of us, we live a comfortable life. We do not have many wants. All our needs are met. This can be such a simple challenge for us, to do with less.
What is in our life which we can do with less of? Is it purchasing less clothing? Maybe not shopping for that seasonal item. Many of us can look in our closets to notice that we already have 10 Christmas outfits. Do we really need another? Or can we give that money to St. Vince DePaul so that someone else may have a little extra to buy their child a single Christmas gift?
Maybe it is going out to dinner every weekend. Can we so with going out only three times a month? Take that money for the fourth weekend and give it to the food bank. Let them feed a whole family for a week with the money which is spent on a single night out. Where can you sacrifice in some small way so that it can make a different to someone else? Most of us do not have to think or look deeply at our credit card statement, and we can easily find many simple ways which we can sacrifice just a little bit and make a difference to those around us. Let us sacrifice a little bit as we are called into discipleship. Let each of us respond eagerly to the call of Discipleship by carrying our cross. The cross of Christ, Responsibility, Obedience, and Sacrifice.
Let us sing praise and glory to our Risen Lord,
Deacon Rick Vogel
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