“The Cross is the crucible in which God fashions saints.”
The Cross is the big melting pot
in which we are bent,
Formed to the shape of the Cross.
The shaped that saved us from eternal death.
The shape that will lead us to holiness.
It’s like taking medicine though,
we know it will make us better,
but we just don’t want to do it.
We know that the Cross will benefit our lives
but we have decided that we deserve to not suffer.
We think of our crosses as these big giant issues,
some of the most
and beautiful crosses that we can carry
are the minuscule daily ones.
The ones that we don’t even think of as crosses.
The little things that make us groan
Sometimes I wonder how much I would actually have to say to people
if I was forbidden from complaining.
I’m guessing I would be a very quiet person.
All this day in and day out complaining
could instead be conversation.
Conversation with Christ.
Relating to Christ,
thanking Christ for the Cross.
“May Jesus and his Cross reign forever.”
and little inconveniences throughout the day
should not be dreaded.
they are what is leading us to holiness.
What should change is the way in which we respond to them.
I know I’m not thankful for my crosses,
I don’t normally ask for help in carrying them,
and definitely not asking for them to reign forever.
But maybe I should.
they are leading us to holiness.
This Lenten blog series is based upon St. Louis de Montfort's writings. Unless otherwise noted, all the phrases in quotation marks are taken from the book Jesus Living in Mary.