The cross is a defiant symbol, the cross looks at the year's-long Lenten misery of our world and says Hallelujah anyhow, because God stands with those who are suffering.
there is a certain freedom to be found when we are willing to let go of our flailing attempts to control our circumstances. When we stop trying to think our way out of our own discomfort, we might just find the mental space to notice one another. Christ wants us to find our lives as we seek to lighten the load of others: our spouse, our child, our parent, our neighbor. If we practice letting go, we might even get quiet enough to hear the thoughts of God.
We are a people of faith, and let me tell you a secret: Spirituality is not about accumulating hours of prayer for the sake of appearing holy. Spirituality isn’t just about Sunday morning. Spirituality is about deepening.