Contemporary Crosses

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img_3809-e1396779671268As we move through Holy week I am reminded of our Chapter Decree;

“As women of the Church, standing at the foot of contemporary crosses, we are channels of hope, love and mercy in our villages, towns and cities. “

So much about this week is filled with beauty and life; the blossom on the trees, the weather, a less frenetic timetable… it makes my heart sing!

Yet there is so much around that is filled with pain too. So many aspects of our world where we can meet the crucified Christ. I watch the news of Ukraine and its people teetering on the edge of civil war; or a woman in the USA who murdered her new born infants; the people of Syria coping with so many years of war and displacement; or simply the elderly man in the local pharmacy looking for company and a friendly face. To me these are all contemporary crosses. All places in which God cries out in people’s lives for love, compassion, and hope.

 

 

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One Response to “Contemporary Crosses”

  1. Geralyn Says:

    Reblogged this on Keeping Company and commented:
    A few words from Sr Lynne fcJ, from our sister-blog.

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