See and contemplate the face of Crucified Love, who
today from the cross continues to bring us hope, his hand held out to those who
feel crucified, who experience in their lives the burden of failure,
disappointment and heartbreak. See and contemplate the real face of Christ
crucified out of love for everyone, without exception. For everyone?
Yes, for everyone. To see his
face is an invitation filled with hope for this Lenten time, in order to defeat
the demons of distrust, apathy and resignation.
The face that invites us to cry out: The Kingdom of God is possible! Pause,
see and return. Return to the house of
your Father. Return without fear to
those outstretched, eager arms of your Father, who is rich in mercy (cf. Eph
2:4), who awaits you. (Pope Francis, Ash Wednesday 2018)