Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Carrying your cross

God is a clever designer of crosses. Some are as heavy as iron or lead. Others are as light as straw. He constructs impressive crosses of gold and jewels. He uses all the things we like best. In spite of their great variety, crosses have two things in common. They are hard to carry, and they crucify.

...One may be crucified while the world envies his good fortune! Prestige can be more painful than arthritis.

--Francois de Fenelon,
Meditations and Devotions

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