Pastor Wes discusses what it means to "take up the cross." He points out that it means we have a decision to make: whether we will follow the dog eat dog world view of survival of the fittest, or will we follow God's view of taking care of the least among us.
Pastor Wes remarks on the disciple's reaction to the tranformation of Jesus was one of fear. They were afraid when they encountered who Jesus really was; but they were also afraid because they knew the encounter was going to change them forever. God was going to use them to show forth his glory. Likewise, when we encounter Jesus, our lives are radically changed. Going into Lent, Pastor Wes, challenges us to give up that which is holding us back from letting the light of God show forth through us.
Pastor Wes tells us today there are still demons of injustice that plague us today. As Christians our job is work on God's agemda in our world by serving those suffering from these demons.