I decided to make the meditation a little longer because today is Good Friday (that is also why there are no comics today).
On the Royal Road of the Cross
"Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny his very self, take up his cross, and follow Me" (Mt 16:24).
Why are you afraid to take up your cross, since it is the only way to the kingdom of heaven? In the cross is salvation and life. Remember that Jesus has gone before you bearing His cross, and gave His life for you upon that cross, so that you may bear your own cross and long to die on it for the love of Him. For if you die with Him, you will also live with Him; and if you have shared His suffering, you will also share His glory.
God wants you to learn to suffer tribulation without comfort and, submitting yourself entirely to Him, to grow in humility through tribulation. If you carry your cross willingly, it will carry you and bring you to your longed-for end, where there will be no more suffering.