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Its interesting to me that some Protestants want to erase the cross. My cousin, who is a former Catholic use to wear a Resurrected Jesus on her necklace. My former neighbor, who was a Catholic, said that we shouldn’t focus on The Lord’s Passion. We should just think of Jesus as The Good Shepherd. I disagree. How can we deny the cross??? How can we share in the resurrection if we ignore the crucifixion? Sometimes when I am really suffering ( and not suffering well..) I look up at the crucifix and I think of how our Lord suffered on the cross for me and it helps me to embrace my suffering and offer it up to Him. Maybe I am not making sense and rambling? Lift high the cross!
Theresa, you make perfect sense. Life high the Cross, indeed.
Lift high the Cross.
Perhaps “Life high the Cross” has a meaning too. Without the Cross, we would not have eternal life in heaven.
Perfect sense and I completely agree. I love the look upon the crucifix – it keeps me grounded and reminded!
My marriage. My first marriage was a disaster, and a priest told me to get divorced before #1 killed me, our daughter, or both of us. Still, it took me nine months to take action.
Spent 7-1/2 years as single mom. Growing up, life was dysfunctional, so basically parented myself while I raised my daughter. The whole time God was working on me, making me healed and approachable. Then, God’s timing, and the correct helpmate, entered my life. We’ve been married 27 years.
I can see God’s fingerprints all over when I gaze in the rear view mirror. Even the night I met my husband almost didn’t happen. In February 1989, I made a commitment to attend a Catholic singles dance in April. We had been going for a while. As the date approached my interest fell flat. I almost called my friend to cancel, but the Holy Spirit whispered, “You made a commitment. Go.” So I went, we met, and we live happily ever after (with life interruptuses on occasion)
Your faith is remarkable. Many do not see God’s hands lifting us from the downs, but instead as the one who pushed there or abandoned us in them. Thank you for being so diligent each day to share your thoughts and for being so open and honest with these comments. They’ve been a real blessing.
That’s a beautiful story Judy! Truly the Holy Spirit was leading you!