To flourish is to be able to carry our own cross
My wife and I just finished watching Extraordinary Attorney Woo! (at last!). The last episode’s title (no spoilers) is “Though Unusual and Peculiar”, which fits Woo Young-woo’s special circumstances and struggles to be the best version of herself.
In that sense, we each have our own cross and it is quite heavy. Sometimes, we are lucky to have others help us carry it from time to time, but we are accountable to our own burden.
Maybe to “renounce possessions” does not necessarily mean a literal giving up of what we have, but rather, to recognize that feelings of conveniences are temporary. To “renounce possessions” may mean that we cannot escape having to carry our own cross; it is a challenge to find the strength to do so.
However unusual or peculiar our life may be, no matter how heavy the burden of our cross, there is meaning to be made and a sense of fulfillment to achieve.
It just takes 1, 2, 3 and the courage to try while being true to ourselves to conquer that revolving door.
Luke 14:25-33. No one who does not carry his cross and come after me can be my disciple.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 247: SEPTEMBER 4, 2022]