Good Friday 2020
The cross is at once a symbol of death and life, of suffering and redemption.
We carry our own crosses in life, of illnesses and traumas, disabilities and
addictions, sorrows and tragedies, abuse and discrimination, trials and hardships. We witness others carrying their own crosses. But with Jesus’ triumph on the cross as our model we have the hope of accepting or overcoming our own crosses and assisting others in handling theirs. We know the cross is not the end, for the cross we venerate today ended not in suffering and death, but in our salvation, in new life.
What is the greatest cross I bear? What crosses do I see others carrying? How can the way I handle my own cross help me help others handle theirs?