Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21

We go to great lengths to avoid our own unique cross at times, but in truth the  there is no way around the cross, the way to fullness of life is through it. It is love that calls us forward in this.  Sooner or later, someone we love — and it may be our self — needs us to be more whole, more truthful, more fully alive.  And we do it.  Like young Colin Craven in “The Secret Garden,” we wake up.  We get up.  We find healing. We grow.

Face your own poisonous snakes in your own inner desert.  Find the key to your own secret garden.  This is work that Christ calls you to.  He has opened the way and invites you into a new world of possibility.