Tag: cross

We all have our own cross to bear

You’ve probably heard the expression, “we all have our own cross to bear.”  No matter what denomination of Christianity you belong to, “bearing one’s cross,” is a significant part of that journey. I’ve been hearing that expression frequently lately.  I have friends going through some heartbreaking life situations.  Some of them have accepted their situation... Read more »

British Government Says Christians Don't Have Right To Wear Cross Or Crucifix At Work: Is US Next?

I wear a cross every day.  Sometimes I wear the same one and I don’t take it off for years.  Then maybe I wear something more trendy to match an outfit.  Most of the ones I own are blessed.  Whenever I acquire a new one, I try to have it blessed as soon as possible.... Read more »

The Cross and Our Comfort Zone

Today is the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.  This devotion goes all the way back to the thirteenth century and honors the sorrows Our Blessed Mother endured by her in compassion for the suffering and death of her Divine Son. There are seven principal sorrows of Mary’s life:  the prophecy of Simon, the flight... Read more »

Take Up Your Cross

Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” – from today’s Gospel, Matthew 16:24-28 My worst nightmare in black and white.  I follow Jesus.  That’s somewhat easy.  I skip along happily in faith.  I struggle, but you know, it’s the end result... Read more »

The Cross That We Bear

Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the... Read more »