God's Response to Man's Sin
"God’s response to our inhumanity is to become our brother, and to die on the Cross to take away our sins. God’s way, which we see in Christ, is to suffer, to forgive, and so, to transcend hatred and violence. God’s way is to rise from death and destruction to a new life in which every tear is wiped away. God’s way is to love, and so, to give life."
- from a sermon I preached today, 11 September 2011.
This crucifix is in the Lower Basilica of Lourdes.