Friday, September 12, 2014

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Dear Parishioners,

Today we focus on the exultation of the cross; that rough-hewn, splintered stake on which our Lord suffered and died (Numbers 21:4b-9; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17). We Christians have that cross in our midst, lifted in reverence in worship, and often worn in love around our necks. The cross has all our names on it, today and every day.

At the end of our lives, when our days are reduced to hours or minutes, the cross lifted high before us will be the reminder that in death we experience life everlasting through our Lord Jesus Christ. “Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim, till all the world,” including you and me and all creation, “adore his holy name.”

- Deacon Robert