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Weight, burden and gift

‘My mother said we all have our cross to bear. She paraded hers like a medieval martyr, notched, gouged, bleeding. She believed in Christ, but not his cross-bearing qualities. She seemed to forget that he had borne the cross, so we don’t have to. Is life a gift or a burden?’

Weight (2005) Jeanette Winterson

A gift can be a burden, but a burden can equally well be a gift…