“Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 16:17).

Between our intellectual abilities, ambition, and resources it seems there is no subject matter we humans cannot eventually come to understand, if not master. This natural realm, however, described as flesh and blood, cannot make known the revelation of God nor does it provide the means by which the life of faith and victorious living is discharged. These are supernatural occurrences, accomplished by the bidding of God’s Spirit. It is only by the supernatural action of taking up our cross that we counter the natural pursuit of gratifying and/or justifying our self-interest.

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