Friday, March 14, 2008

The Power of the Cross

"God our Father, your Word, Jesus Christ, spoke peace to a sinful world and brought mankind the gift of reconciliation by the suffering and death he endured. Teach us, the people who bear his name to follow the example he gave us: may our faith, hope and charity turn hatred to love, conflict to peace, death to eternal life …" (Mass Opening Prayer)

Christ's message is peace to the soul; it is peace in the family. It is peace between men. It is peace to the world.

The Church opposes every kind of violence.

Christ reconciled us to His Father by His suffering and death. The power of the cross.

Teach us Father to use our faith, hope and charity to turn hatred to love, conflict to peace, death to eternal life. The power of the cross.

Believe and keep believing; hope and keep and keep hoping; love and keep loving until you turn hatred into love. Do not believe, hope and love for one day and expect the result the next day.

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