The Word Among Us

Lent 2017 Issue

A Vision Both Bitter and Sweet

Fix your gaze on the cross.

A Vision Both Bitter and Sweet: Fix your gaze on the cross.

Ecce Homo! “Behold, the man!” These were the words that Pontius Pilate used when he presented Jesus to the crowd on Good Friday (John 19:5). Every time Mass is celebrated, the priest urges us to do exactly that: “Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.”

This analogy can help set the stage to understand ongoing conversion. The banquet reflects two different ways we can choose to live our Christian...

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