"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Christ climbing the Cross

I love the image included in this icon of the funeral of St. Clare. 

It depicts Christ eager to ascend the Cross, to accomplish his greatest work.

It most likely didn't happen that way - but the symbolism is a teacher.

A lone young shepherd...
After a long time he climbed a tree,
and spreading his shining arms,
and hung by them, and died,
his heart an open wound with love.
-St. John of the Cross

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