18 Mar

Newsletter March 18

unnamed-1Reverend Sheelagh’s Thought for the Week:

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself”

The cross of St. Damiano depicts the image of Christ on the cross drawing all to himself. Christ is victorious, his arms outstretched in a gesture of welcome, iconic images of his healings and those who came to faith around him.   It is an image that counters the brutality of the crucifixion, and gives the scripture passage above meaning for me. Our faith offers us a paradox. Without the crucifixion there could have been no resurrection and thus no Christianity. +
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