10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Malcolm Davies (No. 242)
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do."
The Cross is the sign of sin in the world.
Jesus is confronted with rejection and hatred but responds with unconditional love to those who set out to kill him.
Jesus offers forgiveness to the soldiers, chief priests and to each one of us who has not made him Lord of our life.
The life of love that culminated in the crucifixion of Jesus is a laying down of his life for us who cannot love like Jesus loves.
The grace of God empowers us to become like Jesus and love like him when we say yes to that grace.
The cross therefore becomes a sign of our forgiveness and the path to eternal life because it is the sign of God’s love and mercy to each one of us.
Will you accept the grace of the Cross in a new way this Easter?