Is a physical cross what Jesus commanded us to take up?
Travis Bryan III writes:
God's power is unleashed when good is returned for evil. Self's power is controlling when evil is returned for evil.
We are "perfect even as our Heavenly Father is perfect" when we return good for evil and love our enemies!
God's perfection and the mystery of Christ is found in OVERCOMING EVIL WITH GOOD! This is the essence of the cross lifestyle. Rom 12:21.