That uncomfortable Cross..
Dear brothers and sister in Christ,
The constant fury against the Christians is not limiting to the desecration of our creed but increasingly with barbaric attack against our symbols and our most defenseless brothers.
Discipline yourselves, keepalert. Like a roaringlionyouradversary the devilprowlsaround, looking for someone to devour. 9 Resisthim, steadfast in yourfaith, for youknowthatyourbrothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the samekinds of suffering.
1 Peter 5:8-9
Yes, that Cross on Golgotha continues to bother, as the apostle Peter said around the world from China, the Middle East and West the suffering Christ is still a scandal.
Maybe we are used to avoid the suffering of others, perhaps look for the suffering God only when we suffer and we find Him ready there on the cross hidden in churches or as a forgotten ornament in our houses.
For the messageabout the cross isfoolishness to thosewho are perishing, but to uswho are beingsaveditis the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18
In countries such as Zhejiang province in China where the crosses were declared unsightly . In Spainwhere the teamReal Madridhas removedthe crossfromits symbolas not to offendthe Islamic sponsor(National Bank of AbuDhabi)not to mention theconstantdiatribeof crucifixes inItalianschools.Meanwhile in Pakistan,when last March 15th there was a tremendous attack on two churches with the death of 15 faithful and this should give us a pause of reflection. In fact is the uprooting of our values that makes us helpless to recognize the roaring lion to fight. Yes, happens to us to be afraid to express our ideas now considered against the current, to sign ourselves with that same Cross-becoming uncomfortablewhen in public or defending the love of God the Father through His Holy Son, our Lord Jesus.
Unfortunately, the living Jesus in our brothers in this Lenten journey is continually crucified.
Let us draw the love of Christ through prayer in order to be able to carry our crosses and help our brothers and sisters in this journey close with Jesus’, let us reflect on our faces the smile of the risen Christ, our only goal after Calvary.
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The Cross together with Jesus
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