The power of the cross

“In the failure of the Cross, love is seen, a love that is gratuitous, which Jesus gives us. For a Christian, speaking of power and strength means referring to the power of the Cross, and the strength of Jesus’ love: a love which remains steadfast and complete, even when faced with rejection, and it is shown as the fulfillment of a life expended in the total surrender of oneself for the benefit of humanity.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: Recall your thoughts from contemplating the cross yesterday. How do these compare with Christian beliefs about power and strength described by Pope Francis? What do you surrender to benefit humanity?

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The power of the cross

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