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Your Cross : ) Never Give Up
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DD    Posted 10-08-2004 at 09:22:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your Cross
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A young man was at the end of his rope;
seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

"Lord, I can't 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 and pick out any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief and said,
"Thank you Lord," and he 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
and see what other people are coping with.

You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined.


~Author Unknown~




Len....NY    Posted 10-08-2004 at 14:07:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thanks DD, 'preciate it.


kraigWY    Posted 10-08-2004 at 09:44:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me of a cross story. This one was close to home.
My wife and I have little crosses on our wedding rings. She was activated and deployed to the middle east in Feb 03, the start of the war. She as other soldiers and soldierettes were told they could not, while in the middle east, wear exposed crosses or other items of the christian faith as if may offend those she would be fighting for. She told them to pound sand, she was sent to fight for their freedoms including the freedom of religions, and she refused to give up her protection of her cross, to fight for someone else freedom of religion. The powers to be stood down, how could they dispute such logic.


DD    Posted 10-09-2004 at 03:25:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to hear she stood up for herself...and won : )


Clod    Posted 10-08-2004 at 20:10:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am really happy to hear that .


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