Sep 14, 2023
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross reminds us that there is hope beyond our suffering, our failures, and our losses. When we are in trouble, or problems plague us, we make the sign of the Cross, when we are sorrowful and afflicted, we look to the Holy Cross.
Our difficult and hurried time does not allow us to focus. People crave entertainment, a variety of experiences, productions, ideas, feelings, and actions. The Cross calls us toward the opposite. In it there is no movement, no change, no external variation. The Cross demands that we concentrate our attention upon the depths of the soul.
The Cross instructs us in great patience and humility, love and forgiveness of all, crucifixion of our flesh and hope in eternal salvation.
All of the above makes it possible to understand why our entire life, from the day of birth to our final breath on earth, and even after our death, is accompanied by the Cross.
We are called, to take up our cross daily, as we will all have tribulations while resisting the ways of the world. So we glorify the Cross and look to it always to remind ourselves of His love, and to endure difficulty for His sake throughout our daily walk.