This truth about God was revealed in the Cross.
Could it not have been revealed in some other way?
Perhaps. But God chose the Cross.
The Father chose the Cross for his Son, and his Son shouldered it, carried it to Mount Calvary and on it offered his life.
In the Cross there is suffering,
in the Cross there is salvation,
in the Cross there is a lesson of love.
O God, he who once has understood you,
desires nothing else, seeks nothing else (Polish Lenten hymn).
The Cross is the sign of a love without limits!
Lord Jesus Christ, who accept the Cross at the hands of men
to make of it the sign
of Gods saving love for humanity,
grant us and all the men and women of our time
the grace of faith in this infinite love.
By passing on to the new millennium
the sign of the Cross,
may we be authentic witnesses to the Redemption.
To you, O Jesus, Priest and Victim,
be praise and glory for ever.
Through her heart, his sorrow sharing,
all his bitter anguish bearing,
now at length the sword had passed.