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Veneration of the Holy Cross

Third Sunday of Lent, Veneration of the Holy Cross, Mark 8: 34-38, 9:1

In any kind of difficult challenge, it’s always inspiring to know that you are half way to the end. It might be a race, a school year, or a project at work; if you’ve made it this far, you know that you can eventually reach your goal.
We are now half way through the season of Lent, and the Church calls our attention today to the great symbol of victory, the great sign of hope, our Lord’s cross. During the time of Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry, of course, no one was inspired by the cross, for it was a feared instrument of execution. No one honoured the cross and certainly no one thought that God’s Messiah would die on one. Continue reading

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