Jesus said to his apostles: “…whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38
We are carrying a number of crosses today: the public crosses of the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, bullying, abuse, self-serving leadership, destructive sandstorms, wild fires, and floods.
We also carry personal crosses such as pain, illness, family divisions, addiction, loneliness, and grief.
No matter the cross we carry, Jesus asks us to follow him on the Way of Love and Compassion.
Today I will bring God’s love with me wherever I go. I will trust love will lighten the burdens that I and others carry.