All of us are called to this awareness and to be consoled by it. God is calling us to be transformed by His love. This transformation is important because it gives us a new outlook on life and on people. To love God is to enter into His worldview. This might sound easy but is indeed a difficult and painful process. No wonder then that Jesus told us to ‘deny ourselves, to take up the cross and to follow Him’.
To know the meaning of this paradox is to enter into the mind and heart of Jesus. Jesus had to carry his cross, not because he deserved it, but because he made some difficult choices. He decided to love the not so lovable (we included), he spoke against exploitative situations, he preached love of all, and forgiveness at every cost. It is this commitment, which Jesus discerned to be the will of God that gave Him the cross. Because Jesus loved God fully, he had to endure the Cross.
From a human and narrow perspective the people of His time did not see that everything worked for good for Jesus. However from a divine and eternal perspective we see that everything worked for good eventually. So it is to this worldview, a divine and eternal perspective that Jesus is calling us. Once we respond to this call we, like Him will be able to endure the crosses we have to carry.
That is when we know that with God on our side everything is possible and that everything will work for good when we love God. To love God is to fulfill His will for us; it is to endure pain for the sake of love and to believe that we are supported by an invisible hand that will never let go. We are invited to enter into this worldview of Jesus.