The cross.

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Christian Ethics

Dear Lord,
I thought i’d talk to you about this cross I have to carry,
It seems as if I’m the only one who is carrying such a wooden, rusty nailed, mess of a cross,
Everyone else’s crosses, Lord, are padded and some of them, like those lovely worship leaders and pastors, seem to have bright flashy lights,
Oh and the rock throwing,
IT seems not only do I have to carry this uncomfortable cross, but people, with the best intentions keep throwing rocks at me,
And whats more using the Bible to back up their actions.
How am I supposed to defend myself with just this cross?
Hang on, just looking at it, it looks like it’s second hand!!!!
Second hand!!!
Oh, there are nail marks in it and there seems to be, what is it?
Blood?
Oh this just gets worse.
Exactly who’s blood? oh? it’s yours?
Oh.
The other crosses are fakes? really?
But they look so real?
You died on this didn’t you?
Oh,
You died on it for me?
Oh,
Maybe I’ll just keep this one Lord,
No, really,
This one is fine,
In fact, in a strange way, now it seems kind of beautiful,
Because,
At the end of things,
This is the only one that matters.

Luke 9:23

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (NIV)

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Comments
  1. celticbishop says:

    Excellent meditation and one we all need to think on daily thank you and blessings+

  2. Alan Bainbridge says:

    Thats excellent Paul, Alan.

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