Quote/s of the Day – 9 April – Tuesday of the Fifth week of Lent
“Speaking of the Cross of Christ”
“Jesus never sinned, yet He was crucified for you.
Will you refuse to be crucified for Him, who for your sake was nailed to the cross?
You are not the one who gives the favour, you have received one first.
For your sake He was crucified on Golgotha.
Now you are returning His favour, you are fulfilling your debt to Him.”
St Cyril of Jerusalem (315-387)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“By Baptism we are made flesh of the Crucified.”
“The cross of Christ is the true ground
and chief cause of Christian hope.”
“Let no one be ashamed of the cross
by which Christ has redeemed the world.
None of us must be afraid to suffer
for the sake of justice or doubt the
fulfilment of the promises,
for it is through toil that we come to rest
and through death that we pass to life.”
St Pope Leo the Great (c 400-461) Doctor of the Church
“O Blessed Cross,
You are venerated, preached
and honoured by the faith of the Patriarchs,
the predictions of the Prophets,
the senate that judges the Apostles,
the victorious army of Martyrs
and the throngs of all the Saints”
(Sermo XLVII, 14, p. 304)
St Peter Damian (1007-1072) Doctor of the Church
“This is that enviable and blessed cross of Christ . . .
the cross in which alone we must make our boast,
as Paul, God’s chosen instrument, has told us.”
St Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275)
“Father of Canon Law”
“And if He gave His life for us,
then it should not be difficult
to bear whatever hardships arise for His sake.
If you seek patience,
you will find no better example than the cross.
Christ endured much on the cross and did so patiently,
because “when he suffered he did not threaten,
he was led like a sheep to the slaughter
and he did not open his mouth.”
St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Doctor of the Church
“The Cross is God’s chair in the world.”