The cross comes to everyone. We need to remember this when we’re feeling over-burdened or even guilty for leading a charmed life. Crosses are often invisible. St. Therese of Lisieux, a Doctor of the Church, once said that we should treat one another gently because “everyone is fighting a hard battle.” In other words, things are never what they seem. We all struggle under the weight of one cross or another. And many smile through their pain.