Sunday, September 4, 2011

Contemplate a Crucifix

"If you ever feel anxious or afraid or if you ever wonder does God really love me, does God really care, do I matter, contemplate a crucifix. In the crucifix we see Jesus with his head bent to kiss us, his arms opened to embrace us and his feet nailed fast to pardon our sins. We can never pass a cross or a crucifix with indifference because there we see God's compassion, God's heart, God's love put on full display for us."

~Bishop Donald Hying, from the July 3rd homily at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist


  1. How very true! I often remember that it was the image of the suffering Christ on the cross that brought St. Teresa of Avila to her profound conversion. Amazing how the sight of a man, all alone in His agony, can bring us such comfort, if only we stop to think about it!

  2. I liked this reminder a lot, thanks!

    God Bless!

  3. What a beautiful thought! God bless!