Last week we heard Peter making his bold profession that Jesus was indeed the Christ, the Son of the living God. Peter’s profession, as we discussed, is the true key, the true rock on which the Church stands today. Jesus intended to form a community of people whose lives would demonstrate that a New King sits on the throne. This Sunday the tone shifts. After Peter makes his bold pronouncement concerning Jesus’s identity, the Lord then presents the costs of obedience to him. “You must,” the Lord says, “take up your cross and follow me.” This week let’s recall the cost of our discipleship.