My sister sent me a Happy Easter message that gave the details of Christ’s death on the cross. It revealed just how awful that death was. My sister is Protestant and I am Catholic, having converted on Holy Saturday, 2001.
In the Catholic church there is a cross in the sanctuary. It is the cross with the crucified Jesus on it. In the Protestant church, the cross in the sanctuary is the empty cross. Praise be.
When I first became a Catholic I wondered why I had to be faced with that grusome scene of Christ crucified. As time went on I realized how much more real the entire life and death of Christ was because of that occupied Cross. There is no denying just what he did for you and for me. I am grateful now that I get to see it every time I go to church and I know I am much more appreciative of him because of it.
Wherever you celebrate the glory of the risen Lord, I wish you peace on this day. Spiritual Sundays is hosted here.