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The Cup We Drink with Jesus: our Suffering and our Salvation

Posted on April 10, 2017

Throughout this Lent, I have been meditating on the call to drink the cup with the Lord. "Unless you drink this cup, you have no part in me."

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The Last Supper, Pascal Dagnan Bouveret

What is the cup we are drinking? Well, certainly in the Garden when Jesus asks that the cup be passed by, he is referring to the suffering he must endure. The cup of Jesus we are to drink involves suffering. We are to embrace the suffering that Jesus calls us into as his own people, his family. We have no part in him if we do not drink it. In fact, Romans 8:17 says that we are "fellow heirs with Christ provided we suffer with him..."

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