Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 22, 2007
A Christian is a follower of Christ, but what does it mean to be a follower? Jesus answers this question telling us to take up our cross, but what Jesus means by "take up his cross" may be very different than what we imagine it to mean.
An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy.
He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull!" Buddy didn’t move.
Then the farmer hollered, "Pull, Buster, pull!" Buddy didn’t