Use of the Cross…………….
In his letters St. Francis of Sales tells about a custom of the country districts in which he lived. He had often noticed a farm servant going across a farmyard to draw water at the well. He also noticed that, before she lifted the overflowing pail, the girl always put a piece of wood into it. One day he went out to the girl and asked her, “Why do you do that?”
She looked surprised and answered, as if it were a matter of course, “Why?” To keep the water from spilling, to keep it steady.”
Writing to a friend later on, the bishop told this story and added, “So when your heart is distressed and agitated, put the Cross into its Centre to keep it steady.”