Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time : How Far Will You Go?

Gospel Reading : Matthew 16:24

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
My glorious Lord, I do wish to follow You and I choose, today, to deny all my selfishness.
I choose to carry the cross of selfless living to which I am called.
May I embrace my cross with joy and be transformed by You through that choice.
Jesus, I trust in You.