The cross

Jesus said, “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” We know that crosses and burdens come into our life. Crosses can make us or break us. Bearing our crosses with the help of Christ can make us stronger and deepen our relationships.

Being a Christian makes demands on us that can feel burdensome at times, but when we live faithfully, we experience the joy of God’s Kingdom, the joy of God’s presence in our life. Our burden becomes lighter, bearable, and we experience the satisfaction of giving our all and a sense of communion with those who share our burden.

It can sometimes be a burden and a challenge to live the Christian life, but as Jesus tells us, “My yoke is easy, and my burden light,” and we know the the Lord is with us all the way.

We pray for the grace to let Jesus help us with all that is weighing us down and take comfort in his saving presence.

“Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God; my soul is thirsting for God, the living God.” (cf. Psalm 42:2-3)

2 thoughts on “The cross

  1. This is so timely for our family as we face some difficult challenges. Soon we will move into our own apartment and things will settle down, but for now, I am super grateful for your post, the beautiful pictures, and encouraging words. Thank you, Father.

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  2. Lovely pictures and a great message. I especially liked #’s 2 and 4!

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