bear his cross
14:27 bear his cross. There are six references to the Christian, like Christ, taking up his cross and, by implication, carrying it to the place of execution (Matthew 10:38; 16:24; Mark 8:34; 10:21; Luke 9:23; 14:27). Taking one’s cross means more than the ordinary burdens and troubles of life, which are common to all men. See notes on Luke 9:23 and Galatians 2:20.