Quote of the day, for a Friday in Lent

“Whenever you see a poor, wooden cross, alone, uncared-for, worthless…and without a corpus, don’t forget that that cross is your cross — the everyday hidden cross, unattractive and unconsoling — the cross that is waiting for the corpus it lacks: and that corpus must be you…”

“You ask me, ‘Why that wooden cross?’ And I quote from a letter: ‘As I raise my eyes from the microscope, my sight comes to rest on the cross, black and empty.  That cross without a corpus is a symbol; it has meaning others won’t see. And I, tired out and on the point of abandoning my work, once again bring my eyes close to the lens and continue. For that lonely cross is calling for a pair of shoulders to bear it.”

— St. Josemaria Escriva, “The Way.”

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