Not just suffering
Why is the Jesus on that crucifix so small? The cross overshadows him, dwarfs him. This is what I think about in my Aquinas class.
At the least-visited museum in Rome, a marble cross caught my attention. It depicts the Madonna and Child and the warm tangle of their intimacy.
For there to be a heresy about the cross, there would have to be an orthodoxy about it. Michael Gorman argues that contentions over how Jesus saves lead to an inadequate grasp of what the Passion means and does.
In Sunday school I colored in Jesus’ crown of thorns, brown for brambles and red for dripping blood.
Some questions won't go away. The creed says Jesus was crucified "for us," but what do those two little words mean?
An annotated list of top titles on atonement.
Simeon offers a subtle instruction to Mary: remember the cross.
At church, the loser appears right above the altar.