Second Day of Lent: Reflections on the Cross

Each day of Lent it is my intention to share with you a different image and reflection of the cross, followed by a prayer. Today let us refelct on the Tau Cross.

Tau Cross
The name comes from the cross’s resemblance of the Greek letter T. Tradition has it as the form of the staff which Moses raised up in the wilderness (Numbers 21:4-9). Other names for this symbol are Cross of the Old Testament, Prophetic Cross, and Anticipatory Cross. This cross is also the form often represented in paintings for the two thieves crucified on either side.

“And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” (John 3:14-16)

Hear and believe the Good News: In a world of pretentious posturing and survival of the fittest, we do not have to weary ourselves any longer with being good enough, smart enough, rich enough or talented enough. It is enough to look up, be loved and believe. Christ is enough, today and all our days.

O God may my thoughts and words; actions and intentions hold your love high that the world may see your magnanimous love. Amen

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