Commentary on the Gospel of

Claretian Bible Diary

 

The cross of Christ reverses every value:  what we call failure is renamed success, and vice versa, what we call shame is renamed glory, and vice versa, what we call death is renamed the source of new life.  It is the central icon or symbol of our Faith.  Yet we use it as an ornament!  We hang it on a wall as a decoration, part of the interior décor of a room.  But it is not part of anything:  on the contrary, it puts everything in question.

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