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Thought for the Day – 14 September – Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross/Triumph of the Cross

Thought for the Day – 14 September – Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Christians “exalt” (raise on high) the Cross of Christ as the instrument of our salvation. Adoration of the Cross is, thus, adoration of Jesus Christ, the God Man, who suffered and died on this Roman instrument of torture for our redemption from sin and death.   The cross represents the One Sacrifice by which Jesus, obedient even unto death, accomplished our salvation.   The cross is a symbolic summary of the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ — all in one image.

The Cross — because of what it represents — is the most potent and universal symbol of the Christian faith.   It has inspired both liturgical and private devotions: for example, the Sign of the Cross, which is an invocation of the Holy Trinity;  the “little” Sign of the Cross on head, lips and heart at the reading of the Gospel;  praying the Stations (or Way) of the Cross;  and the Veneration of the Cross by the faithful on Good Friday by kissing the feet of the image of Our Saviour crucified.

Placing a crucifix (the cross with an image of Christ’s body upon it) in churches and homes, in classrooms of Catholic schools and in other Catholic institutions, or wearing this image on our persons, is a constant reminder — and witness — of Christ’s ultimate triumph, His victory over sin and death through His suffering and dying on the Cross. (Fr  FRANCISCO NASCIMENTO)

We adore You Christ and we praise You, for by Your holy Cross You have redeemed the world.we adore you - holy cross.jpg

 

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