Monday, March 25, 2013

He Took Upon Himself

'Christ did not suffer because of some accident or another, but really took the whole history of mankind into His own hands. 

'His suffering for us is not merely a theological formula.  To see this and then to let ourselves be drawn by Him to HIS side, and not to the other side, is an existential act. 

'In meditation on the Way of the Cross we realize:  He is really suffering for us. 

'And He also took upon Himself MY cause.

'Now He is drawing me to Himself by seeking me out in the depths of myself and bringing me back to Himself.' 

- Pope Benedict XVI, Light of the World, Ignatius Press, 2010,  pp. 36-37