We have become anesthetized to the meaning of the cross.
When Jesus said these words - “take up your cross” - everyone in his day understood.
When Jesus took up His cross, He did what God sent Him to do.
He embraced God’s will for Him, no matter what.
Taking up your cross must mean something like that for you and me too. There are moments when we must embrace God’s will, no matter what, even when it’s not what we want.