I have this question lingering in my mind recently and I really need help on this one. What does it really mean to carry our crosses? I’ve noticed that people sometimes equate carrying a cross as a burden that one has to remove. Other say carrying your cross means dealing with your problems in life just has how Jesus dealt with carrying His cross so that He can save us from sin. I’m really confused as to which is correct. Or are they the same definition and that some people see too much into the “burden” part? Is my overthinking of anything I cross which I bear?
Speaking of overthinking, another reason why i posted this thread and asking about carrying crosses is that there’s this post on Tumblr that really distressed me. It’s from a gay Christian (non-denominational I guess) and he says that he realized that homosexuality is not his cross but rather his cross is how “society’s”, or at least people’s, discrimination and bullying against him - and his partner. I feel that’s a wrong way to view one’s cross and I need some clarification from you guys because I am really confused and troubled.