Fr. Patrick writes: The Cross, a Call to Conversion

A walk with God,  day 21:  The Cross, a Call to Conversion

One spirituality and penance of the Lenten season is venerably going through the Stations of the Cross every Friday. This custom or practice is purposely to enliven us by taking up, with particular commitment, what Jesus Christ had to undergo in order to save us from the consequences of our sins.

In the season of Lent, we are all urged to look at the Cross with special attention in order to comprehend its eloquence anew, and not see it only as a remembrance of what Jesus Christ went through in demonstration of God’s love. The epic event of this salvation story occurred over two thousand years ago; yet, the power of The Cross still prevails and by believing in the finished works of Christ on the Cross people are saved everyday. Therefore anytime we see the cross or make the sign of the cross, it should inflame in us a desire to live right so that that sacrifice will not be in vain.

Thus, in the Cross of Jesus Christ is a living call to conversion. It’s an invitation to reform our lives. The outstretched arms of Jesus Christ on the Cross is a call to come to Him, abandoning our other paths and other ways that made Him climb the tree of the Cross, and come to Him. Let us accept this invitation and return to a life of holiness, a life befitting the price that was paid for our sins, a life worthy of our calling as Christians.

As we go through the Stations of the Cross piously during this season, let’s not do it for a show, but rather be conscious of the state of our hearts: failing to respond to this call for conversion means we’re ungrateful for the sacrifice; failing to respond to this call is a silent scream that Jesus’ death is in vain; lastly, failing to heed this call for conversion is denying ourselves of experiencing that great love that God extends to all.

Read:📖 John 3:14-21
Prayer Point:🙇🏽‍♀️ Pray for your personal conversion and that of the whole world
Action:👉🏽 Attend the Stations of the Cross

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