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Resolution follows Acknowledgement

Resolution:  Jesus in his death was showing us how to live.  Once we hear the call we must resolve to respond.  This part of the cross-examen is a prayerful consent to embrace the excruciating life.  May have died for the truths we have just acknowledged but what if they are not just world dying for but worth living as well?  Resolution is the stage in which we vow to live life out of the cross and accept the invitation to the excruciating life.

Pursuance:  Then comes the hard part.  Applying the cross to our lives so that we truly become strange fruit.

Psalm:  Each examen that folllows will end with an improvisational poem based on a classic sacred hymn of the cross.

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