"Approach the Cross as a Sail Catches the Wind"

An image worth meditating on from Fr. Cantalamessa. Zenit.org has the whole thing.
We can approach the cross the way the sail does the wind. If the wind catches
the sail on the appropriate side, the sail fills up and the wind carries the
boat over the waves. If, however, the sail tangled, the wind breaks the mast and
everything capsizes. Well carried, the cross leads us forward; badly carried, it
crushes us.