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Heaven knows no avoidance of the Cross

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Jesus is more than our Savior.

He is the exemplar to paradise. The perfect model to 'heaven.' The only 'Way, Truth, and Life.' His Way is the way of the Cross. His Way exemplifies the true meaning of Love. His Way is the image of the Father, in the True Spirit of God.

Yet, His Way is more difficult...yet more freeing. And, unfortunately, His Way is the road less chosen, the narrow Way.

For His Way is found in 'Thy Will be Done' over 'I did it my way.' Jesus' Way is the Cross--the most perfect definition of what the word agape means...Love.

This Way sacrifices self-satisfaction in comfort and convenience, fame and fortune, for the birth of an unborn baby. Abortion is an all-together different way. This Way sacrifices time and effort, ease and relaxation, to care for an elderly family member--even when they are a super burden--for euthanasia is an all-together different way, and no mercy killing at all. (As far as I'm concerned, the only Mercy killing was the Crucifixion of our Lord, and the faithful/graced imitation of this in the blessed martyrs).

Jesus' Way, moreover, is the Way of charity. Entitlements, socialist style, are not Cross-born sacrifices, but handouts from big brother (and not Big Brother Jesus!). Jesus' Way is also the Way of sexual sacrifice. Same sex marriage is not a Cross born sacrifice, but giving in to a misguided human weakness. Jesus' Way, for a person with same sex attractions, is the self-sacrifice of a chaste life.

Jesus' Way knows no terrorism. It also knows no illegal immigration, since it acknowledges no sacrifice in illegal activity. Yes, Jesus' Way demands our compassion and sacrifice for the underprivileged, but we are to build them up, not enslave them through free, and easy, nanny like activity.

Finally, Jesus' Way encompasses fidelity to the teaching authority of the Apostles of the Catholic Church--Pope and Bishops. Jesus' Way acknowledges no cafeteria in the fullness of the banquet of the Eucharistic Life.

For our Lord promises this to those who follow His Way:

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.