Love & the Burden of Other Crosses

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 ESV )

What does love mean except taking the burdens of others as your own?

When you love an abused child you share in the suffering of that abuse. When you love delayed child you accept those challenges as your own. How else can I follow the path of Christ without embracing the worst this world has to offer? Only in that raw and powerless posture can I know the love of God.

Only under the burden of this cross can I truly say, “Not I, but Christ.”