REFLECTION – THE CROSS 2021
The cross is the sign that all Christians recognise.
It’s a reminder of God’s love
breaking through human violence.
It’s a sign that no greater love can exist
than to suffer for others.
It’s the sign of the completeness of God’s care,
for it went beyond death.
It’s a symbol of hope and courage,
the one thing to which we can all raise our
eyes and be consoled, comforted and challenged.
It has done this for centuries because of
the man who made it famous.
It is how we welcome our children into life
and send our dying people forward to eternity..
with the sign of the cross.
It is a sign of hope, not death;
the man on it is a king;
rather than a sign of degradation, it is a throne.
Let us look at this sign and be touched by it.
Let it move us to be loving, to burn for justice,
to forgive us our sins.
It is the great sign of reconciliation,
of God and his people,
of people reaching out to people,
from one corner of the world to another.