The Weight of a Cross

Sometimes things aren’t as they appear. A small object can be surprisingly heavy and a large object surprisingly light. Think of a marble versus a balloon. The visible size of it does not speak to the actual weight of a thing.  I have always marveled at how some people can bear great burdens in their life and still maintain a peace about it while others carry significantly (apparently) lighter loads and are buckled beneath the weight of it. What I have come to understand in life is that everyone carries a cross. No one is exempt from it. Each person