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yet not as I will


One of greatest lines in the whole of our human history, one which changed the course of our world for ever was this.

‘Not my will be done, but yours…’

It is not often that we hear someone say these simple words.

We are encouraged to discover ourselves.

To stand up for ourselves.

To find ourselves.

Our worlds focus can be summed up in one word.


We are obsessed with taking selfies…

We are overwhelmed with self esteem, self satisfaction, self fulfilment.

The one message of Easter, that is encapsulated with the story of the cross, is that Jesus was not wanting to do what he did.

He was fully human and fully divine, right to the end.

Human: Please take this from me.

Divine: Not my will but yours be done.

What a juxtaposition of the battle we face daily.

In marriage:

Human: This is what I want/ need.

Divine: Not my will but yours be done.

In parenthood:

Human: You are frustrating me, just listen…

Divine: Not my will but yours be done.

In friendships:

Human: When are you going to call me? When did I do that for you last?

Divine: Not my will but yours be done.

The way of the cross is not about self sabotage it is all about self sacrifice.

When we lay down our way, our lives and serve another, we walk the way of the cross.

Listen and watch the power in this video today Good Friday and meditate upon where you have taken up your human side and been trying to have your way and maybe this Easter you can find a new place to discover life.

In the way of the cross.


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