I saw a book on tidying recently, and it set me thinking about how we keep seeking solutions to fix our lives, and answers to the mysteries of our lives. There are a lot of books like this today, and I suspect the genre must be growing. And of course, most of them will be very helpful. But they’re never enough. The problems and riddles remain, and we buy another book soon after.
I couldn’t help feeling the solution to it all should be incredibly simple. And it is.
It’s the cross.
Of course, problems remain. The cross won’t teach you how to tidy your house. But it does make the problems and riddles no longer of ultimate importance, and provide the way through them all. And it will lead you to find the solutions too.
So, there you have it. The secret to life. It is completely free, but will cost you everything. And it will also give back even more.
God bless you!
1But we only know what love is because of Jesus and the cross (1Jn3:16)
I remember a pep talk – or motivational lecture as we’d call it today from a priest who told how the local bishop visited a brother priest’s room. He came out shaking his head, saying, ‘That man will never make a bishop.’ But maybe he didn’t want to be, and maybe, too, the Good Lord had other ideas too, and could use his talents in ways Fr Tidyman could not imagine. Looking back, I think Fr Tidyman was an unimaginative control freak. Which might have been why he was a good organiser and choir master …
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