Or, a thoughtful and realistic Lent for a stay-at-home-mom.
“Deny yourself, take up your cross daily, and follow me,” said Jesus, not just to the apostles, but to anyone who at the time or in future would claim to be his disciple.
Me: *raises hand, though feebly*
That doesn’t sound like fun. That’s the part about discipleship that’s hard, and so counter-cultural.
“Take up your cross. Daily.”
I’ve been pondering this phrase this Lent. Luke’s sleep has been so … what word, even … hard to cope with, I guess, since switching him from crib to toddler bed…