Exultation of What?

Father Bob’s homily a couple weeks ago…

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Sorry this is so late.

The Feast of the Exultation of the Cross

Though he was in the form of God

Jesus did not deem equality with God something to be grasped at

Rather he emptied himself and took the form of a slave

Being born in the likeness of men.

He was known to be of human estate

And it was thus that he humbled himself

Obediently accepting death, even death on a cross.

We all have crosses.  They are burnished and beautiful works of art.   We proudly display them and wear them and admire them because they are the ultimate sign of God’s love, of his victory.  That is why we celebrate the Feast of the Exultation of the Cross.  Yet, we must admit that anyone who was dropped into any church from the century before Christ lived, they would certainly wonder why we were glorifying the cross…

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