Take up your cross, then, in his strength, and calmly every danger brave: it guides you to abundant life and leads to victory o’er the grave.
—The Hymnal 1982, # 675
We know that abundant life comes from the cross, and yet we don’t always acknowledge the strength that we receive from it. Some of us have never experienced abundance, a life so full of love, joy and hope that to imagine such abundance would be overwhelming. But even more scary is to believe that an abundant life is not within reach of one’s grasp.
We all are given the grace to experience an abundant life through Jesus. As you continue this journey, keep your eye to the cross as it leads you to “victory o’er the grave.”
—Lisa C. Flores
2012 Lenten Meditations, Episcopal Relief and Development