On August 14th, throughout most the Christian world, churches commemorated the finding of the True Cross. It was found under the leadership of St. Helen, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, during her pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Miracles confirmed it’s authenticity; it’s wood was divided between the Churches in Jerusalem, Rome, and Constantinople.
Those Romans who had been around during the old Empire, would have shake their heads; seeing a symbol of punishment and death, become a symbol of life and hope.
We all have our own crosses, that we have to bear, that we have to live with. Jesus Christ calls on us to take up our crosses daily and follow him. When we open ourselves to his Spirit; we discover that we are not only following him, but he is walking with us. He is there, helping us bear the burden, helping us, giving us hope.
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Brother, I thank you once again for the beautiful expression of your blog. I had heard the story of Helen and the Cross but for me what you wrote about the cross and our following of our Lord through all of life’s circumstances is truth beautifully expressed. Blessings and always appreciation.
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