Francis chose to make it his cross to bear in life; he never understood why his Uncle Atticus remained on excellent but remote terms with his father—Francis thought Atticus should Do Something—or why his mother was not prostrate from his father’s eccentric, therefore unforgivable, behavior.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Somewhere along about the Atlantic Ocean, the six pairs of underwear and cake mixes all commenced to be a considerable cross to bear.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
Tita always thanked God that her mother only bathed once a week, because otherwise her life would be a real cross to bear.
Laura Esquivel -- Like Water for Chocolate
And then, slowly, she watched the second, perpendicular line appear: a plus sign, a positive, a cross to bear.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
The Lord sure give that poor woman a heavy cross to bear.
James Baldwin -- Go Tell It on the Mountain
What a cross to bear, and Miss Mattie Lou not hardly cold in the grave.
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
"Quite right," said the manufacturer, who was always in a hurry and could never listen to anyone for very long, "everyone has his cross to bear."
Franz Kafka -- The Trial
We all have a cross to bear.
Ted Dekker -- BoneMan’s Daughters
If he’s going to become one of the Lost Boys, it’ll be his own cross to bear—but I have a battle to fight."
James A. Owen -- Here, There be Dragons
But reconciliation with Tata Ndu was a mighty cross to bear.