Looking with faith on the Crucified One

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

John 3:13-17

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 Hasn’t that morbid way of living, exalting pain and seeking suffering, been superseded forever?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.)


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One Response to Looking with faith on the Crucified One

  1. Tim cronley says:

    Yes – but. (There is always a but!) Had a contemporary Jesus been beheaded by ISIS would we exult the sword that severed his head? Had he lived during the time of the French Revolution and had been a victim of the Guillotine, would we wear a gold representation of this instrument of torture around our necks? Or again, had Jesus been killed by way of a firing squad would we kneel in adoration before a representation of the bullet that killed him? Tim Cronley

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