The Power of the Cross
Jesus is on the cross as the One who loves, and that “to the end”. If it were not for this love, nobody would ever have looked at the cross. But beyond the unutterable suffering we can only gaze at with shame, we perceive the overwhelming love of Christ. He gave so much love, and such true love, that from His death a new life was made possible. The divine gift with which we unite ourselves in love on Good Friday is the seed which we entrust to the earth in hope on Holy Saturday and which we harvest in faith in the resurrection on Easter Day.