Thought of the Day September 14, 2015

By 10:28 AM

"Had there been no cross, Christ could not have been crucified. Had there been no cross, life itself could not have been nailed to the tree. And if life had not been nailed to it, there would be no streams of immortality pouring from Christ's side, blood and water for the world's cleansing. The legal bond of our sin would not be canceled, we should not have attained our freedom, we should not have enjoyed the fruit of the tree of life and the gates of paradise would not stand open. Had there been no cross, death would not have been trodden underfoot, nor hell despoiled." (St. Andrew of Crete)  Because of all this and more, with Paul, we glory in the cross of Jesus Christ. As you make the sign of the cross, be conscious of the mystery you are witnessing and embracing.

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