Jesus said, "Take up your cross." To many of us, living in the comfortable luxury of western modernity, the concept of voluntarily taking up one's cross is odious and unwelcome. However, it is the essential for being a disciple of Jesus. During the Lent season, especially, it is appropriate to emphasize this trait and help people to understand better what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, and how to follow him. This PowerPoint template reinforces this concept with its powerful visuals. It pictures an open field, bisected by a dirt road. A wooden cross stands in the foreground, dominating the visual landscape. The text is taken from Matthew 16:24.