Who here has ever read that our Heavenly Father promised us a happy, pain-free, easy life? He hasn't. Even when we pray and beg for him to spare us from suffering, we have never been promised that he will indeed spare us. His plan is His own. We are not privy to it. Who are we to question his Will? So we've prayed and begged for Him to remove a cross for us and he has not done so, what do we do with it? We stop our whining, pick up that cross, and pray for the grace to carry it to the end. His own Son was not spared the cross, who are we to expect it? It is an act of faith, of hope, and of love. He has asked this of us. Accepting our crosses with humility does indeed lessen their burden. Oh God, help me to accept the crosses I'm given without complaint.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Take Up Your Cross and Stop Whining
The blogs listed in my sidebar I visit or read most everyday. There are a handful of other blogs I visit occasionally. I had a little free time this weekend and so I did a little catch up reading. One blog in particular caught my attention. This blogger, a faithful Catholic, has been in crisis of faith mode for sometime and I've been praying for her as she comes to mind. Her last blog post left me feeling pity and sorrow for her at first, and I nearly left a sympathetic message for her in her combox before I hesitated and thought possibly what she really needs at this moment is a good kick in the backside.