Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 39: Gazing at the Cross

This morning Pope Francis tweeted: "How beautiful it is to stand before the Crucifix, simply to be under the Lord’s gaze, so full of love. (EG 264)."

Yesterday I asked that we look upon the crucifix to behold Jesus' wondrous love for us.  As we prepare this day for the beginning of Holy Week tomorrow and the celebration of Palm Sunday, we recall that Jesus entered into Jerusalem fully knowing what the will of the Father was.  He knew that he was journeying towards the cross.  And there, on that cross, pure love is manifested for all of humanity.  There on that cross he still showers us with his Divine Mercy.  If someone asks you for an example of pure love:  show them the cross.  For Christians, the cross is both an example of love and the ultimate challenge to walk in the footsteps of our Savior.