Today, at the closing the Holy Door, the Holy Father reminded us:
“Because even if the Holy Door closes, the true door of mercy which is the heart of Christ always remains open wide for us. From the lacerated side of the Risen One until the very end of time flow mercy, consolation and hope." - Zenit
I love that the Church exalts Jesus Crucified as King, instead of displaying the mystery of Christ arrayed in pontificals and other earthly attributions of royalty and power. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.) The reign of Christ Crucified is above politics and sects, worldly success and riches, merits and blessings to be counted and totaled up as it were.
It is about mercy and love, justice and peace.
He has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly.
"This God does not have a fixed plan that he must carry out; on the contrary, he has many different ways of finding man and even of turning his wrong ways into right ways..." - Pope Benedict XVI