Feast of Christ the King - Year C
QPosted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012
6Duration: 6:38 mins
"How is it that the Cross of Christ does have such power? What is it about Christ on the Cross that even those who reject the kingship of Christ are frightened of its power? I do not think any one explanation could ever give a complete solution to this mystery, but it seems to me that Christ on the Cross is at the centre of all Christian mysteries, making the crucifix the supreme Christian symbol. First, the crucifix witnesses that God was made man, not an inhuman super-hero, not a man of steel, but a man of flesh and blood that bled and suffered as one of us. Second, it is the ultimate sign of our redemption, "for God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life". The very contemplation of Christ crucified can enlarge and melt even the most hardened hearts of stone, a power that nothing else on earth can do."
Feast day - last Sunday of the liturgical year
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