'Our discipleship will renew the world. Not in the sense that we are the cause of renewal. Jesus died for our sins once and for all. It's his grace that renews the world.
"But make no mistake, we are his instruments. . . .
"Jesus invites us to surrender again to him. He says to each of us, 'Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me' (Mark 8:34). To embrace the cross, this is surrender; this is authentic discipleship.
"The cross is not the goal, however. . . ."
recent commentary, Father Patrick Briscoe, O.P.,
reflected on how the call to surrender to Christ and take up the cross is the key to renewing the face of the earth.
To access Fr Patrick's complete post, please visit:
Aleteia: Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP: Edith Stein, Léon Bloy, and why we surrender to the cross (12 SEP 21)