The source above on St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa says that the True Cross is to be adored with absolute latria, and not just relative latria. Can someone explain why this is so? I understand why any cross can be adored with relative latria, since it is an image of Christ. But why is the True Cross to be adored with absolute latria? Isn’t it just a relic, although the highest of all relics? Does this mean that we give the same adoration to the True Cross as we do to the Blessed Sacrament? Is Jesus “truly, really, and substantially” present in the True Cross like in the Eucharist? If not, how is this not idolatry?