Saturday, January 19, 2008

Because He loves me!

I saw this picture on the super awesome and frequently funny Abbey Roads2 blog and was struck. So many crucifixes are too pretty. They try to show Our Lord's serene acceptance and His majesty but they make Him look physically too healthy and the cross appears to be a mere annoyance. Not this one. This artist, whoever he was, shows what a scourging looked like and reminds us that Our Lord loved us so much that He willingly embraced and indeed even desired to suffer the worst death known to mankind at that time. Thisugly sight is beautiful because it is a picture of perfect love, love that most of us can't even grasp in our finite minds.

Dear Jesus, let me not forget what I cost You.....