Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Why a Crucifix instead of an empty Cross?


One of my favorite Catholic authors, Patrick Madrid, explains.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen summarized the reason for using a crucifix instead of an empty cross when he said, “Keep your eyes on the crucifix, for Jesus without the cross is a man without a mission, and the cross without Jesus is a burden without a reliever.”

Read the rest of the article here.

2 comments:

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. said...

My Jesus is not on the cross, he has resurrected and its alive living in me.

Luke 24:23
Acts 2:31
1 Cor 6:19

Rose said...

You say my Jesus as if there were more than one. I appreciate your comment but this is a Catholic blog and I was writing about a Catholic practice. We also believe that Jesus is resurrected which couldn't have happened without His sacrifice on the Cross. If we are in a state of grace, then Jesus is also living in us through the Holy Spirit.