Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Exaltation of the Cross, Russian icon
Some time ago I read Anthony Esolen's commentary in Magnificat about the elevation of the cross from the point of view of an English monk's meditation written in the Middle Ages from the point of view of the cross itself. It has haunted me, in a good way I hasten to add, as I would come upon small annoyances and inconveniences and then remember the image of the young Hero as a warrior striding toward the cross. Shame on me if I do not at least attempt to match that valiant attitude.
For it is not a shy and effeminate Jesus, this Savior of ours, the Healer, the Chieftain. No courageous German could respect a man who did not fight. And will Christ own us, if we do not fight for him? The poet dares to make us see Calvary in a way that we are not used to - but in a way that is right and just nevertheless. Says the cross:
Then the young Hero ungirt himself - that was God almighty, strong, stiff-willed, and strode to the gallows, climbed stout-hearted in the sight of many;...
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