Question of the Day for Friday, February 8, 2013
Which Christ on cross?
Q. It is confusing to me that some Catholic churches feature a prominent crucifix, while others have a risen Christ on the cross. As a new Catholic, I have learned to appreciate the sacrifice Christ offered for me. Though I am also thankful for the Resurrection, it seems that during Mass, I should be thinking more of Christ’s sacrifice than his resurrection. Please comment.
A. Here’s a reply from OSV columnist Msgr. M. Francis Mannion:
Should you be thinking of Christ’s sacrifice or his resurrection during Mass? You should be thinking of both. Christ’s death on the cross was completed in the resurrection, and the resurrection makes no sense without the cross. The cross and resurrection are two inseparable aspects of the one mystery of faith.
Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/Feb482013/tabid/8685/Default.aspx