The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way
out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go
on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."
The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just
place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other
door and pick out any cross you wish." The man was filled
with relief. "Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he did as he
Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some
so large the tops were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny
cross leaning against a far wall. I'd like that one, Lord he
And the Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just
When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look
around and see what other people are coping with. You
may consider yourself fortunate.
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