Self Denial

Self-denial has been one of the features of the Christian life throughout church history, most obviously in the recorded lives of saints and religious communities. But it seems increasingly difficult to talk about self-denial these days. Perhaps this is because our society values individual freedom and material wealth, or because people can be so sensitive to the implication that they are not living up to expectations. But what are God’s expectations of us?

This starter prepared by Peter Henderson is suitable for Lent and is based on Mark 8:31-9:1

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