Second Sunday In Lent: What Is Your Cross?
Giving up something for Lent maybe be difficult, but it (generally) is a small sacrifice It is a a symbolic gesture which reflects this passage from Mark: "He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me."
We all carry our own personal crosses. Our burdens might be physical, mental, spiritual or any number of other things. Heavy or light, they can wear us down over time. But whatever your cross might be, it's important to remember that you are not alone. No one need carry their cross by themselves. And I mean this in more than the metaphorical way. Yes, God is always there for us as it says in Matthew 11: