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.


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.