Monday, September 14, 2009

Love carved upon the Cross!

"For if there is a testimony of the love of God for us, it is certainly Our Lord Jesus Christ crucified on the Cross for us. What more could Our Lord have done, what more could God have done, than immolate Himself on the Cross for us, to redeem us from our sins? Shall we be insensible to the sacrifice of Our Lord, of the Son of God? One can still find marked on old crucifixes of another age these words: “Can you say that I have not loved you, when you see Love carved upon this Cross?” Love carved upon the Cross! That is the crucifix: love manifested, love alive upon the Cross. Thus one can understand the desire that all holy souls have felt ever to have the crucifix before them, to find in the crucifix the support of their spirituality, the source of their spiritual life."

--from a sermon of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 September 1975, at EcĂ´ne, Switzerland