Though the cross of Christ has been beautified by the poet and artist,the avid seeker after GOD is likelyto find it the same savage implementof destruction it was in days of old.The way of the cross is still thepain-wracked path to spiritual powerand fruitfulness. So do not seek tohide fom it. Do not accept an easierway. Do not allow yourself to belulled to sleep in a comfortablechurch, void of power and barren offruit. Do not paint the cross ordeck it with flowers. Take it forwhat it is, and you will find it therugged way from death to life. Let it slay you utterly!!
_________________Martin G. Smith