The Cross Room
The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer: "Lord, I can't go on, " he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."
The Lord replied, "My Son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then open that other door and pick out any cross you wish." The man was filled with relief.
"Thank you Lord," the man sighed and he did as he was told. Upon entering the door he saw many crosses, some so large that the tops were not even visible. Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against the far wall, "I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.
And the Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought in."