The Value of the Cross

“However much we do to avoid them, we shall never lack crosses in this life if we are in the ranks of the Crucified.” (St. Teresa of Avila)

The cross should be seen more as an opportunity and a gift rather than a useless burden. This gift of the cross allows us to grow in love and show our preferential love to Jesus. A migraine headache, a flat tire, a broken shoe lace, burnt popcorn, bad weather, a difficult in-law, a negative turn in the stock market or housing market, bad traffic…big and small, these are all wonderful opportunities that God gives us to “offer it up” for someone we love. God is touched by our generosity in the midst of real pain and he will shower abundant blessing on those souls to whom we are offering up our sacrifice.



About Father Michael Sliney, LC

Father Michael Sliney was ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome. He works with youth groups in the Washington D.C. area.
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