This cross is far more than two beams of wood pieced together. It’s far more than the piece of jewelry that so many people wear today.
The cross is big enough and important enough to encompass the whole of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. It is the central point, in fact, of our whole Christian life. So as we celebrate the feast of the Triumph of the Cross, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus and his cross.
We are not alone in this devotion and attention to the cross. St. Paul himself considered it to be the most important part of his faith. “May I never boast,” he said, “except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Galatians 6:14). By boasting in the cross, Paul meant taking pride in it, finding in it the reason for his joy and fulfillment, and placing great value in it. When Paul wrote these…
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