Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Meaning of the Cross

Scripture John 19:17-18

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Gol'gotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.

Comment - The Meaning of the Cross

He will bring good out of it for those who trust in Him. This is the meaning of the cross.

The cross is the symbol of the worst thing ever done and the best thing that ever happened.
It is Christ’s victory over death and our promise of eternal salvation.

Because He suffered for us willingly in His life, He has a right to share our sufferings now.
Only the believer can appreciate this.

It will leave others puzzled and confused about what the cross means.

But for the believer the cross stands still and the world turns all around it.

Excerpt from The Cross at Ground Zero
by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.FR.

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