Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
That was the prayer for Good Friday in my devotional reading today. What got my attention was the phrase, "Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross . . . " Am I walking in the way of the cross? What does it mean to walk in the way of the cross?
I've been chewing on this for awhile now and all I can come up with is bullet points. Walking in the way of the cross means
- loving self-sacrifice
- and eventually, resurrection.
What would you add?