Q. 1. I heard someone say to another person "Take up your cross." What does that expression mean?
A. 1. "Take up your cross" is a twofold meaning. First, it means to accept the suffering that come your way in life. Secondly, it means to offer those suffering to God in union with Christ's suffering and death.
This expression is a reminder that Christ took up His cross and carried it, until He died.