Monday, February 11, 2008

The Cross is the Only Way

Pope Benedict recently said:
Entering into Lent therefore means renewing the personal and communal decision to face evil together with Christ. The way of the cross is in fact the only way that leads to the victory of love over hate, of sharing over egoism, of peace over violence.

Seen in this way, Lent is truly an occasion for determined ascetic and spiritual commitment founded upon the grace of Christ.