In Luke 9:23 in the HCSB Jesus is quoted saying
"If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow Me."
In the parallel passages in Mark 8, and Matthew 16 the word daily is omitted.
"If anyone wants to be My follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me." - Mark 8:34b
"If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me." - Matthew 16:24b
I have a note in my Bible saying that some manuscripts omit "daily" in Luke. Since Mark was completed prior to Luke, and since the majority of the parallel passages do not include "daily", is the best reading to not include it in Luke? It doesn't really change the meaning of the passage (that is to die to follow Christ), except to potentially add emphasis where it may not have originally been there. I can see how some could put too much emphasis on the word daily, and not on the original decision to take up the death march after being drawn by God according to John 6.