Twenty-sixth Day of Lent: Reflections on the Cross

The Maltese Cross

The Maltese cross, also known as the Amalfi cross is the cross symbol associated with the of Malta and by extension with the island of Malta. Its design is based on crosses used since the First Crusade. It is also the modern symbol of Amalfi, a small Italian republic of the 11th century. Many cross symbols, like the Maltese Cross, are adapted to represent political causes or domains, inadvertently distancing from religious origins.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith…” (Romans 1:16)

“At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light, And the burden of my heart rolled away, It was there by faith I received my sight, And now I am happy all the day.” (Isaac Watts)

At Your cross, may we find what we are looking for, that our lives may be marked here on earth and also in heaven. Amen.

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