This past Sunday could also be celebrated as the Exaltation of the Cross instead of the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Fr Jose Antonio Pagola chose those readings for his weekly reflection……Reyanna
By José Antonio Pagola, September 7, 2014, (English translation by Rebel Girl), Iglesia Descalza blog page
The feast we Christians celebrate today is incomprehensible and even absurd for those who do not know the meaning of the Christian faith in the Crucified One. What meaning could a feast called “Exaltation of the Cross” have in a society that passionately seeks “comfort,” convenience, and maximum well-being?
Many may wonder how it is possible to still continue exalting the cross today. Hasn’t that morbid way of living, exalting pain and seeking suffering, been superseded forever? Must we go on nurturing a Christianity focused on the agony of Calvary and the wounds of the Crucified One? (To continue reading, click here.)