The Everyday Burdens of Life
Sometimes the demands of life can feel like heavy burdens, weighing us down and causing misery. The crucifix brings us hope. Like Jesus, we must bear our cross, but none is as heavy as his.
Although he warns that we must “pick up your cross and follow me,” (Matthew 16:24), he also comforts us: “Take up my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (Matthew 11:29-30)
Our God knows what if feels like to carry a heavy cross, both literally and metaphorically, but he will always be there to carry it with us.