I have not posted in this blog for a long, long time. Unfortunately, it’s also because I’ve been spiritually weak for a long, long time. I hope to God I can find the strength to grow closer to him everyday again.

It might be the perfect post to ask why Catholics meditate on Christ’s Passion more so than any other Christian sect. In particular, Catholics pay special attention to Christ crucified.

Now, there are multiple places on the web where you can receive historic, philosophical, or theological answers to the question of the Crucifix. But after some contemplation, I realised precisely why we should meditate upon this graven image of Our Blessed Lord.

The Crucifix is a symbol of God’s love for the world.

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.” John 3: 16.

Every time I feel that I don’t deserve God’s love, I’m at peace to see Him on the cross, for that is where He wants to be for me.

The Compassion, 1897, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Compassion, 1897, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.