Man Carries 12 Foot Cross From Texas To Wash. State

across  A man walking from Texas to his hometown in Washington state has had a cross to bear for months. James Strickland says he’s been dragging a 12-foot cross from Longview, Texas, to his Aberdeen home since May.  The 39-year-old says he was praying about his troubled past when he received a message to start walking on a journey of renewal. He took along the cross, which rolls on wheels with his belongings tied near the bottom.  He expects to reach home Tuesday or Wednesday. Strickland says the trek has taken him through Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.  He says he hopes to reconcile with the mother of his two children.  Aberdeen police Capt. John Green told KXRO-AM that Strickland also has several misdemeanor warrants to clear up.


OK I didn’t know what to make of this story when I began reading it.  On the surface it seems like a man is trying to prove to his babies mother that he can commit to something and follow through.  Very heartwarming.  However, I then read the final sentence.  The dude has warrants!!  He’s not doing this to for her, he’s doing it thinking it will somehow convince the Aberdeen legal system to throw out his priors.  Very sneaky, but I don’t think it works that way.  If it did you’d see America’s trailor parks clearing out overnight and red necks with make shift crosses treking down the highways back to wherever it is they originally came from.  Too bad carrying a cross hasn’t worked for anybody ever, just ask Jesus.


One Response to “Man Carries 12 Foot Cross From Texas To Wash. State”

  1. G Says:

    plus the wheels are a big slap in the face to JC

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