Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross
September 14, 2013
"...so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."
What was meant to silence Jesus and to stop him from challenging the set ways of the religious authorities of Israel became a sign of victory over sin and death. The cross, the violence of power is transformed into the power of love that is totally given.
Jesus, our friend and brother, your self-giving is an unstoppable force that transcend and transformed the instrument of human cruelty and oppression to reach out to us in our dire straits. Grant us the grace to realize the full extent of your great love that our hearts may be moved to adore and live the triumph of your cross! Amen.