Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross
Adam Elsheimer c. 1600
I'm a day late...the Exaltation of the Cross...think about it...really think about it...
. . .Both Jews and Gentiles rejected Jesus that day. Both Jews and Gentiles believed in Jesus that day. The cross has thus blurred the distinction between Jew and Gentile, but has starkly delineated the distinction between believer and no-believer.
May the thoughts of our hearts be disposed to become ever more profoundly faithful before the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before the eyes of an aggressively disbelieving world may it become ever more clear that we are believers who long for the eternal life offered to us through the cross of our Lord and the sorrows of our Lady. – Fr. Richard Veras “What is Crucial About the Cross” Magnificat

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

from C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
Mark's encounter with Dimble:
"One thought prompted him to cling to Dimble as a lost child clings to a grown-up. Another whispered to him, 'Madness. Don't BREAK with the N.I.C.E. They'll be after you. How can Dimble save you! You'll be killed.' A third implored him not, even now, to write off as a total loss his hard won position in the Inner Ring at Belbury: there must, must be some middle course. A fourth recoiled from the idea of ever seeing Dimble again: the memory of every tone Dimble had used caused horrible discomfort. And he wanted Jane, and he wanted to punish Jane for being a friend of Dimble's, and he wanted never to see Wither again, and he wanted to creep back and patch things up with Wither somehow. He wanted to be perfectly safe and yet also very nonchalant and daring--to be admired for manly honesty among the Dimbles and yet also for realism and knowingness at Belbury--to have two more large whiskeys and also to think everything out very clearly and collectedly. And it was beginning to rain and his head had begun to ache again. Damn the whole thing. Damn, damn! Why had he such a rotten heredity? Why had his education been so ineffective? Why was the system of society so irrational? Why was his luck so bad?"

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross...think about it...really think about it...

1 comment:

Athos said...

Long live St Anne's on the Hill! Down with Belbury! Glad you enjoyed - or are enjoying THS, Aramis. Cheers