April 3, 2016
Αre we willing to suffer with Christ?
The Cross shows us, in the most possible vivid way, that Christ suffers with us in our sufferings. Christ does not merely identify with our wounds, but is crucified to participate in our suffering and to show His love to us through His passions.
The question is if we are willing to suffer with Christ for the salvation of mankind; if we are willing to love Him so as to evangelize His love to others by offering ourselves in philanthropy, taking part in the sufferings of our fellow man. Without such an offering, without this kind of sacrifice, there will be no resurrection.