Friday, April 14, 2006

Adoremus te Christe et benedicimus tibi...Quia per Sanctam Crucem Redemisti Mundum

People foolishly thought: God is dead!
But if God is dead, who will still give us life?
If God is dead, what is life itself?
Life is Love!

So the cross is not God’s death,
but the moment when the fragile shell
of the humanity taken up by God
is shattered
and a flood of love bursts forth
to renew all humanity.

From the cross was born the new life of Saul,
from the cross was born the conversion of Augustine,
from the cross was born the joyful poverty of Francis of Assisi,
from the cross was born the radiant goodness of Vincent de Paul;
from the cross was born the heroism of Maximilian Kolbe,
from the cross was born the amazing charity of Mother Teresa of Calcutta,
from the cross was born the courage of John Paul II,
from the cross was born the revolution of love:
so the cross is not the death of God,
but the birth of his Love in our world.

Blessed be the cross of Christ!

-The 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross


Archbishop ANGELO COMASTRI
-Composer of the meditations for the Stations of the Cross led by the Holy Father this year.

1 Comments:

Blogger Sean Nolan said...

wow, this is an amazing mediation on the stations. I love the last part about the cross.

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