Reading I: Jeremiah 20:7-9 (Jeremiah’s interior crisis)
Reading II: Romans 12:1-2 (sacrifice of body and mind)
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-27 (first prophecy of passion and resurrection; doctrine of the cross)
Key Passage: Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)
Adult: In what concrete ways do you take up your cross and follow Jesus?
Child: When has it been difficult to be a follower of Jesus?