How do people here at CAF feel about the Resurrection Crucifix?
I’ve researched this topic here in the search engine and found a thread about it.
I really can’t say I’m particular about it due to the fact that Suffering and Mortification are integral parts of Spiritual Life.
As the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen said; You can have No Easter in your human life without First having gone through Good Friday.
I think it takes a heck a lot of guts in ones life to believe and begin to understand that Suffering is good for us…for the Spiritual Soul detached from the Five Senses of the Imperfect Human Flesh and the Materialism of this World. One can never really celebrate the Joys of Spiritual Easter in human life in the truest sense without first having gone through Good Friday’s in our lives.
The Cross of Christ and acknowledging His Sufferings are always before us.
We can pretend to run away from them but eventually we come face to face with them.
Maybe I’m wrong saying this by some but if were only focused on the Resurrection of Christ how can that alone bring us Humble Spiritual Merit?
No Easter without Good Friday. The Celebration of Christ’s Holy Birth from the Wood of the Crib would lead Him to a Life of Suffering to the Wood of the Cross for our sakes.
It was a Crucified Christ that Eclipsed the Infinite Beauty of the Resurrection.
I guess I’m just too old fashion in praying before a Traditional Crucifix at the Church and at home knowing that Jesus died for my sinful failures and betrayal at times.
I get to thinking that trying to grasp the most profound aspects and Merits of Suffering and Mortification blinds me of the most profound aspects of the Glory of the Resurrection. Yeah I know I’m just an infant Brat Spiritual Kid before God making humble efforts to find my way Home in God’s Abode.