EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS (F)
Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 78; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17
Jesus’ cross and ours
Six months after celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus we are again reminded of the cross of Jesus. By believing in Jesus, the crucified one who rose again, we can experience that all our suffering and even our sins are transformed into love by the one who is Love itself. Suffering is ‘redeemed’ and becomes a source of life, of growth, in the same way as Jesus’ suffering was transformed. Let us surrender our crosses, small and large, to the God of love, so that they can be transformed into new life for ourselves and for the world, here and now.