Looking at Jesus on the cross

"We see beautiful paintings of Jesus on the cross, but reality is different: He was torn and bloodied by our sins. This is the path that He took to defeat the serpent in his own camp. We must look at the Cross of Jesus, not the artistic, well-painted ones, but at reality. And we must look at his path and at God who annihilated himself, stooped, to save us”—Pope Francis

Reflection:
Why does Pope Francis encourage us to look at realistic images of Jesus on the cross? How has your heart been stirred by the reality of Jesus' great sacrifice when you pray before the crucifix?

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Looking at Jesus on the cross

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