In the Cross….

In the Cross….

 

The Crucifixion With Mary and St John

El Greco

c. 1541-1614

 

Jesus has now many lovers of His kingdom, but few bearers of His cross. {…}

 

In the cross is salvation,

in the cross is protection against our enemies,

in the cross is infusion of Heavenly sweetness,

in the cross is strength of mind,

in the cross joy of spirit,

in the cross height of virtue,

in the cross the perfection of holiness.

 

There is no salvation of soul, or hope of everlasting life, but in the cross.

 

Take up therefore your cross and follow Jesus,

and you shall go into life everlasting.

 

—Of the Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis

 

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,

Have Mercy on Us.

 

+PAX

 

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