Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Listen to the Lord’s appeal: Do not be afraid.  This cross inflicts a mortal injury, not on me, but on death.  These nails no longer pain me, but only deepen your love for me.  I do not cry out because of these wounds, but through them I draw you into my heart.  My body was stretched on the cross as a symbol, not of how much I suffered, but of my all-embracing love.

--Saint Peter Chrysologus (400-450)

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