Sunday, January 27, 2008

Carry Your Cross

I got this over an email, which means it must be circulating in other places. It's kind of mushy, but gets the point across.

The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

"Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."

The Lord replied,

"My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief.

"Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he did as he was told.

Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some so large the tops were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.

"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.

And the Lord replied,

" My son, that is the cross you just brought in."


Jennifer said...

I grew up Lutheran. One year when I was a teenager that was printed in our bulletin. I cut it out and still have it. I often think of it when my crosses seem too large to bear.

Thanks for printing it for others to see.

Adrienne said...

Good one, Tom

Hey - go to St. Agnes (St. Paul) website. You can download their CD's for FREE!! The first one is mostly Victoria and Palestrina.

krj said...

One hell of a powerful message though, mushy or not.

Tom in Vegas said...

Auntie A-

Do you have the exact web address? There are an awful lot of St Agne's and St. Paul's out there.