Exorcist Diary #42: Via Crucis 5: The Cross is Love
Many good, eloquent things have been said about the crucifixion of Jesus. I would simply summarize it: Jesus on the cross is love. Simple yet piercing to the core: the cross is love.
Love is what gives the cross its meaning and worth. Many have suffered with no benefit or worse, responded badly to their detriment. The sacrificial love of Jesus, the God-man, radiating from the cross is salvific.
When we suffer, we too should do so with love. Let us offer our little sufferings in love for others. Then we, too, will be taken up into the passion of Jesus and God's saving work. We, too, will become love.