"What is the good news that I told you to share?
Did I send you forth to proclaim signs & wonders?
Did I commission you to tell the world how to receive healings?
Did I command you to preach about prosperity?
"Who are My apostles and prophets?
Who proclaims the Cross as the fullness of God?
Who preaches carrying your own cross to follow Me?
Who says it is better to give than to get something back?
"Who will be as the apostle Paul—
glorying in weakness at the end of the procession?
Who will be like the prophet John the Baptist—
never performing a miracle in his life but content to point to Me?"
Art link: "My Cross"