Your Identity is a Cross.

by aslightbreeze

Your identity is a cross, stretching out before and behind you, and to either side.

Behind: your past.  Your personal history, with God and with Others.

Before: your future.  The innocence, the untapped possibility of what your life could be.

To One Side: your pain, your shortcomings, the lies you currently live under that obscure your vision.

To the Other Side: the Image of God, as you have been uniquely positioned to reflect, through your gifts, passions, and character.


You are perpetually at the center of the cross,

surrounded by Life and Death

and God is There.


Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

-Saint Patrick