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It will be your life raft, your ladder, your secret passage right into the heart of the Lord. …

It will be your life raft, your ladder, your secret passage right into the heart of the Lord.

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  • Dear Anna, I do believe we are all given a cross to carry in life and I pray to God that I can carry it like He did....Hugs Helen
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  • Anna, your presentation is wonderful and is shown in the most opportune moment. Lent is a time of reflection and repentance. Yours - Anna
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  • 1. Have you found your cross yet?
    • You can’t follow Christ until you find it.
  • 2.
    • He himself pointed that out: “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23).
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  • 4.
    • Yes, the joy of the Resurrection always rises out of the pain of the crucifixion. Only by battling to resist the urges of selfishness out of love for God and his Kingdom can we experience the peace of Christ’s love
  • 5. The cross is at the heart of the Christian message.
    • It is the intersection of the human and the divine, the arms of God outstretched to embrace suffering mankind, the new tree of eternal life whose fruit is the Holy Eucharist.
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  • 7.
    • We all have our personal combination of selfish tendencies, our own recipe of challenges and difficulties in life, which make up the fiber of our cross.
    • Have you found yours?
    • Do you pick it up each day?
  • 8.
    • “ We should glory in the cross of our lord Jesus Christ, for H e is our salvation, our life and our resurrection; through Him we are saved and made free.” (Cf. Galatians 6:14)
  • 9.
    • Look for your cross and embrace it with all your strength.
  • 10.
    • It will be your life raft, your ladder, your secret passage right into the heart of the Lord.
    • PPS A .. a