Tag: Cross

Hang It On The Cross

Once, a person sent me this beautiful poem which spoke a lot to me. Its name was Hang It On The Cross and it was written by Lisa O. Engelhardt. If you have a secret sorrow,a burden or a loss,an aching need for healing…Hang It On The Cross.If...

The Holding Cross

Some time ago, a kindhearted person handed me six wooden crosses. He explicitly told me: Kindly give them to the patients you minister to at the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre. I gladly welcomed these six crosses, nicely packed in brown paper...

At the Foot of the Cross

The usual response to the question, who were the people at the foot of the Cross, is the blessed women and the Apostle John. The three Mary’s and Jesus’ favorite follower were not the only ones there. As Mark’s Gospel tells us, Then the soldiers...

The Art of Denying One’s Self

The month of May carries the full beauty of Spring and sets aside a special day to celebrate mothers. Mother’s Day. A day of celebration for those who are mothers and grandparents. The joy that comes from standing up to receive a blessing...

Taking Up Our Crosses

Chances are you’ve not heard of the black actress Nichelle Nichols—but if you’re a Star Trek fan, you’re certainly familiar with her character. She played Lieutenant Uhara in the original TV series, and was one of the first black women regularly...

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On Saturday, September 14 the Church celebrated the Feast of the exaltation of the Cross. One may naturally ask: But why is the Cross to be exalted? Before rushing to answering this important question we need to pause and think slowly about Who is...

The Old Rugged Cross

St. Theodore of Studite (759-826) wrote that he saw traces of the Holy Cross in several biblical events of the Old Testament: First, on the pile of wood that Abraham placed his son, Isaac; Second, on the wood of the Ark which Noah, his family, and...

The Scandal of the Cross

Marathon runners are familiar with—and dread hitting the “wall.” The wall is the frightening sensation of running on empty; it occurs when the runner feels that all energies are utterly depleted and, seemingly, there is nothing else to rely on to...