We’re almost NEVER happy. We all have crosses in life, yes CROSSES and I’m not only talking about those in the catholic faith, considering the word ‘cross’ comes from thinking “Oh! he’s talking about his religion”. No, I am not, I am talking in general here.
What do you mean by crosses then? The Cross does symbolize suffering. Jesus suffered and died on the cross for our sins.
Many people think of the “cross” as some burden they must carry in their lives: a strained relationship, a thankless job, a physical illness, a wayward child, loss of a loved one etc. Many people I’ve heard say “That’s my cross I have to carry” Is it really? Is it the only way to look at suffering? Nobody wants to suffer and why should we? Its never a pleasant thing to suffer, we all want a good life, we don’t want things going wrong. That isn’t the deal, but then things don’t always happen the way we want it to happen..right?
The cross comes to all of us. The cross surely comes when we stand up for truth and justice, in the process costing us of relationships, our reputation and a lot more and most importantly how we carry our cross makes all the difference. Are we pulling a long face or are we cheerful?
There’s always two sides of the coin. Which way is it for you?