Thought for the Week

“I remember being told two things about the cross in our lives; both have been very helpful. First: the real cross is the one you have not chosen, the one that doesn’t fit neatly on your shoulder. That is a very authentic cross and so very difficult to accept. The other: a Mother Superior said to one of her community who was grumbling about the cross she had to carry: ‘Don’t drag your cross, carry it.’ There is a lot of wisdom in that. (Cardinal Basil Hume)