The Season of Lent

Thursday After Ash Wednesday, Violet

The Gospel Today

Jesus said to his disciples, “The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and chief priests and teachers of the law, and be put to death. Then after three days, he will be raised to life.”

… if you lose your life for my sake, you will save it.

Jesus also said to all the people, “If you wish to be a follower of mine, deny yourself and take up your cross each day, and follow me! For if you choose to save your life, you will lose it; but if you lose your life for my sake you will save it. What does it profit you to gain the whole world, if you destroy or damage yourself?”