In the Gospel today, Jesus tells his disciples that he will suffer and die. They don’t want this to happen. But Jesus says that, even if it is hard, it is the right thing to do, and it will be worth it in the end. Everyone who takes up their cross and follows God will be rewarded by the Father in Heaven.
Saint Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador, a city in Latin America. In 1980 he was killed for the work he did to spread God’s Word and help the poor. In his country, it is traditional to paint crosses not only with the image of Jesus but also with pictures from everyday life. It shows how we can all take up our cross and be followers of God in everything we do.
You can colour in your own Romero Cross here. (Thanks to CAFOD for the image and the inspiration.)
More information: Children’s Liturgy online
N.B. We aim to resume the Children’s Liturgy live in September in person and/or online. More information will be sent out in the coming days.