Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Glorious Cross of Christ

Photo by Lawrence Lew O.P.

 Today is the feast
of the Triumph of the Holy Cross...

and in light of this great feast,
I reflect on some words...

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from St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians:

Christ, though he was in the form of God, did not deem equality with God
something to be grasped at,
but emptied himself,
taking on the form of a slave...
so God exalted him,
giving him the name
above every other name!

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Jesus' own invitation to deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow Him...
and His reminder that there is no greater love than that one should lay down one's life for one's friends.

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from a recent letter from a friend:

"Love which refuses to serve is not love at all."

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 Love's Lesson that:

"if love can be earned, it is not love."

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And above all, John's reason for hope:
"God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so that whoever believes in him may not die but may have eternal life!" (John 3:16)

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no time for elaboration/'s another day at my neighbors'...nothing left but love!

Ave Crux, spes unica!

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