Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Cross

My dad sent this to me awhile back... I've kept it for awhile to read it again & again... many of you have probably seen this before - but as I do - its good to re-read some of these over & over..... so, wanted to share:
A young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

"Lord, I cant 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 & pick out any cross you wish"

The man was filled with relief & said "Thank you Lord" & did as he was told.

Upon entering the other room, 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.

The Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought in"

When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around you & see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate then you imagined.


  1. Oh my how true this is! Thank you for sharing dear friend.

  2. That was a first for me...I'll definitely have to keep it! Thank you!

  3. Wow that is really good. I've never read this one before.

    Have a Blessed evening RJ,

  4. That is truly beautiful and inspiring, thank you.

  5. So true! Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own circumstances that we forget that others are going through things too!

  6. I LOVE that story! It's oh,so,true.

    I'm privileged to work in the nursing profession, because so many of my patients are suffering in many different ways, and it always makes my problems seem so small in comparison.


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