JESUS BEGAN to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must
suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief
priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise
again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and
began to rebuke him. But turning and seeing his disciples, he
rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are
not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things
of man.” And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he
said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny
himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever
would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my
sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man
to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a
man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me
and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of
him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the
glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

(Mark 8:31-38)

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