All of us have a Cross
All people have a cross to carry. There is no man in this world without a cross. Those who met Christ from the time of their childhood have for their Cross, the Cross of our Christ. Those who met Jesus and have repented on behalf of their previous life, have a cross, the cross of the good and penitent thief. And those who have met Jesus and have not received Him, have in their life the cross of the unrepentant thief. So we all have our cross. Everyone carries his cross and ascends his own Golgotha (the hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified), the Golgotha of his personal life.
From the homily: “A Few Flowers from The garden of Saint John of Sinai” by Archimandrite Chrysostom, Abbot of the Holy Monastery Saint Nikodimos the Hagiorite located in Pentalofos Peonias at Kilkis Greece.
Translated by Margarita Pipinos