No true Christianity without the Cross. Our Lord's Cross is a source of peace and joy.
There is no such thing as a Christianity without the Cross, designed for soft and pusillanimous Christians with no sense of sacrifice.
One of the clearest symptoms of lukewarmness having entered into a soul is precisely such an abandoning of the Cross, a contempt for little mortifications, a scorning of anything that in some way involves sacrifice and self-denial.
-taken from In Conversation with God; vol 2.