"Can the hard word of the cross of Christ and the reasons he had to endure it even get a hearing in an atmosphere so unwilling to allow the truth that purposeful living comes by dying to the well-stroked ego and that fulfillment is the secret learned through servanthood?"
That is one challenging question for all of us to ponder.
Lueking, F. D. "Matthew 16:21-28 Year A." The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts: The Third Readings: The Gospels. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans for Young Readers, 2005. 98-100. Print.