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The Cross

The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out he dropped to his knees in prayer. " Lord , I can't go on , " he said. " I have too heavy a cross to bear." The Lord replied , "My son , if you can't bear it's weight , just place your cross inside this room. Then , open that other door and pick out any cross you wish. " The man was filled with relief. " Thank you , Lord " he sighed , and he did as he was told. Upon entering the other door , he saw many crosses , some so large the tops were barely visible. Then , he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall. " I'd like that one , Lord , " he whispered. And the Lord replied , " My son , that's the cross you just brought in. " When life's problems seem overwhelming , it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate that you imagined