God led Jesus to a cross, not a crown, and yet that cross ultimately proved to be the gateway to freedom and forgiveness for every sinner in the world. God also asks us as Jesus’ followers to carry a cross. Paradoxically, in carrying that cross, we find liberty and joy and fulfillment.
I desire the love of God not because I am worthy, but because I am unworthy. ~ Walter Hilton
“The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God. ” William Gurnall
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin. Pope John Paul II
There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart. —St. Augustine
“Many people perceive Christianity as something institutional — rather than as an encounter with Christ — which explains why they don’t see it as a source of joy.” -Pope Benedict XVI, May 2004
“Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith. ” Austin Farrer