The cross is a call to trust, even when things are going horrible wrong. It is hard when
we don't know the 'the plan.' It is hard when we can't make sense of what is happening.”
As I meditate
on these words spoken by the late Father Stu Long in 2013, I am amazed how these words are flooding my heart and soul this day.
The cross is a call to trust in Jesus. It is quite easy to trust in Jesus when thing are going smoothly with few challenges in our lives but when the cross becomes heavy it is then that our trust in Jesus becomes a big deal.
The only way to carry this cross is to surrender my fear and my uncertainty to my Jesus and place my trust in
Him this moment, this hour and this day. To abandoned myself to Christ means I trust He will take care of this heavy burden according to His Holy Will.
I can only see a little ways but Jesus sees the full picture of this present difficulty. As I lay my burdens down at the foot of the cross, I see Our Blessed Mother Mary clinging to the cross and trusting. She
invites me to cling to the cross with her. I join her not knowing the outcome, but embracing the words of Father Stu: “The cross is a call to trust.”
“God has our entire lives in the Palm of His Loving Hand. We can rest secure about our past, present and future—for
He Loves us.”