“Each day of your life, be ready for a cross.”
- Walter Burghardt
I cannot get that admonishment out of my head today. There is something about it that speaks to me with great intention.
Each day of my life, specifically today, I need to be ready for a cross. I am not always sure what that cross will be each day, but I do want to be ready for it. I want to know that I will be so ready for it that I would take it up and enter into it.
Will it be to choose the seat of less honor at a table of honor? Will it be in the form of turning the other cheek? Will it look like loving the overlooked and cast aside? Will it look like giving away what little I have in order to actually give my all? Will it look like standing up for the one everyone else is against?
I have no idea what cross awaits me today. I have no idea what cross I am to take up today, but I do know the call on my day to be ready. It is the same call I had yesterday, and I suspect the same call on my tomorrow and all the rest of my tomorrows.