Embracing the Cross ….

“You do not fear the Cross of Christ. Instead, you love and venerate it because it is the sign of the Redeemer who died and rose again for us. Those who believe in Jesus, crucified and risen, carry the cross in triumph as an indisputable proof that God is love. With the total gift of himself on the Cross, our Saviour decisively conquered sin and death. Therefore we joyfully proclaim: “Glory and praise to you, O Christ, who has redeemed the world by your Cross.” Saint John Paul II, Homily, 24th March 2002

“On the Cross, Jesus died for each one of us. The Cross, therefore, is the greatest and most eloquent sign of his merciful love, the one sign of salvation for every generation and for all humanity.” Saint John Paul II, Homily, 4th April 2004

“Of course the message that the Cross communicates is not easy to understand in our day and age in which material well being and conveniences are offered and sought as priority values. But you, dear young people, do not be afraid to proclaim the Gospel of the Cross in every circumstance. Do not be afraid to swim against the tide.” Saint John Paul II, Homily, 4th April 2004

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