“The Look of Love: How Jesus’ Gaze on the Cross Comforts Us”

Whenever we gaze upon a crucifix, it is important to remember that Jesus is not just a distant figure from the past, but He is also looking at us with immense love and tenderness. Often, when we look at the image of Christ on the cross, we may imagine ourselves at the foot of the cross, witnessing the lifeless body of our Savior.

However, we must also remember that the Crucified One is looking back at us, and this reality should touch our hearts deeply. As Benedict XVI once stated in an Angleus message from 2007, contemplating the Crucified One with the eyes of faith allows us to grasp the gravity of sin, as well as the boundless power of the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness. During the season of Lent, we should not distance ourselves from this profound mystery of humanity and spirituality.

It is important to recognize that Jesus is not merely a historical figure, but He is present in our lives today. He is with us every step of the way, and He looks upon us with infinite love and compassion, even in our moments of failure and weakness.

The next time we gaze upon a crucifix, let us allow ourselves to feel the love of Jesus pouring down from the cross and into our hearts. Let us be reminded of His constant presence in our lives, and of the unending stream of merciful love that He pours out upon the world.

Raphael Benedict

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