I “rescued” this brass crucifix from an antique shop this weekend and waited to put it up until today.
Happy Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross!
It was through His passion (suffering) and death on the cross that my soul is saved!
On the holy cross Jesus said, “Forgive them Father…”
At the foot of the cross speaking to his Mother Mary and St. John he gave the world His own mother to love us.
There are many Christians who do not like and/or disagree with crucifixes, but after discerning and praying about it I realized that the cross without the CORPUS CHRISTI (the body of Christ) is just that - a cross, an ancient Roman torture pole that criminals hung from as they slowly died - many many criminals on many many crosses for many many years.
But this cross, this "criminal" was different!
The crucifix shows me the PERSON who made the SACRIFICE- He wasn't just another criminal on another cross hanging and waiting to die. He is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
And in my hardest moments, in my own sufferings, when I look upon the CRUCIFIX, seeing the PERSON and the SACRIFICE reminds me that I must take up my own cross and suffer too! And that I am never suffering alone and that my suffering now has purpose when it is joined with His.
So lift high your cross fellow Christians and declare with me the saving power of Jesus Christ!