Wednesday, April 15, 2009


How could any Christian chastise another Christian for venerating the cross?

That's all. Just this question.

I'm not providing a link to the conversation which provoked the question (though I know some of my regular visitors have seen it), I just want to ask.


So if anyone has a GOOD answer to this, I'd love to hear it.


DebD said...

You probably need to stay out of the com box, my friend.

-C said...

No kidding - thanks for the admonition. It's good advice for Holy Week. Or any week.

s-p said...

Zeal without knowledge.

-C said...

A worthy suggestion for contemplation. Thanks, Steve.

s-p said...

Been there, done that, and wonder where I'm still doing it. sigh.

-C said...

As I think about it, I wonder if, in this case, it's the other way around: knowledge without zeal.

William Weedon said...


Which perfect love casts out - Deo gratias!

Faithful cross, true sign of triumph
Be for all the noblest tree.
None in foliage, none in blossom,
None in fruit your equal be.
Symbol of the world's redemption
For Your burden sets us free!

-C said...

Pr. Weedon - What an insightful man you are! This is the only answer which makes sense in this context, and one that hadn't occurred to me in it's profound one-word simplicity. In thinking about it, I suspect you might be exactly right.

This, of course, must make the chastiser the object of our pity and our prayers.