Friday, April 18, 2014

An Unequaled Suffering

Rouault, The Passion
"Offering himself freely in his passion and death on the cross, the Son of God took upon himself all the evil of sin. The suffering of the Crucified God is not just one form of suffering alongside others, not just another more or less painful ordeal; it is an unequaled suffering. In sacrificing himself for us all, Christ gave a new meaning to suffering, opening up a new dimension, a new order: the order of love."

Blessed John Paul II, Memory and Identity

Georges Rouault (1871-1958), Crowned with Thorns

Georges Rouault (1871-1958), Christ on the Cross