Splendid Cross!

One of my favorite quotes appropriate to this holy week:

How splendid the cross of Christ!
It brings life, not death;
light, not darkness;
Paradise, not its loss.
It is the wood on which the Lord,
like a great warrior,
was wounded in hands
and feet and side,
but healed thereby our wounds.
A tree had destroyed us;
a tree now brought us life.

The old Triduum sourcebook from LTP attributes this citation to Theodore, an abbot from turn-of-the-8th-century Constantinople.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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