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TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR A

“LOOK AT THE CROSS AND YOU WILL GET YOUR STRENGTH” – M.Rosa

In the lives of each of us there may be something painful, big or small, something that we wish to be different. In the lives of each of us there is a cross. The cross can be caused by somebody else, or we may bring a cross on ourselves due to our choices or sometimes the cross is neither the fault of others nor ourselves, but because of the accidents of life or simply because we are human and do not have the perfection of God.

1. At first we may deny that we have a cross. Perhaps we do not want to face the pain of the cross so we pretend that everything is fine, we have no cross. But one of the mysteries of life is that a grace awaits us if we carry our cross just as resurrection awaited Jesus after he died. If we deny our cross we are losing out on the grace God has planned to give us.

2. After we move beyond denying our cross and admit that we have a cross we may experience anger. We ask the question, “Why?”, “W…