Eleventh Day of Lent: Reflections on the Cross

Cross Flamant

One of the more exotic of cross designs, the Cross Flamant gives the impression of its arms in flames. This symbolizes religious zeal and ardor. Such a cross can be associated with the veneration of saints and martyrs in various Christian traditions. Truthfully I do not recalling seeing this cross in use except for in books describing the cross. Nevertheless it makes a striking statement of fervor and passion.

“Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.” (Romans 12:11)

Set our hearts afire Lord, set our hearts afire.
When our zeal fades;
When our passion is muted;
When our vision dims;
We ask that you rekindle our spirits, that we may live, love and serve with a holy fervor.

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