CE author Stephen Beale offers his Holy Week and Good Friday reflection on Christ’s crucifixion.
In the case of Christ, we can say that more than the presence of God was made accessible to man. In the biblical worldview, the heart was considered the seat of one’s being. So, in the piercing of Christ’s heart, God’s very being was opened up to us. Indeed, the Church teaches that we participate in the divine life through the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist, signified in the sacramental water and blood that poured out of the side of Christ.
It has been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his wounds. The crucifixion shows us that the way to God is through the wounded heart of Jesus Christ.
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