We are not ashamed of the Cross for it is the power of salvation for those who believe. The faith in God is beyond reason. The Cross is not reasonable for the people who do not believe. One must rise up from carnality to even get a glimpse of what the Cross means in the Scriptures.
Everyone of us has a cross to carry. We must, as His disciples, take up our cross and follow Him. And we bear our cross with hope. We pick it up and bear to the end. There will be the end.
+ by Fr. Athanasius Wilson.