Exaltation of the Holy Cross
What does the cross mean to us and how readily do we accept all that it represents? We know what the mention of the cross did to Peter. It frightened him so much that he tried to talk Jesus out of it. When we look upon the cross of Jesus what does it say to us? It speaks of unselfishness, it speaks of love, it speaks of concern for others, and it speaks of forgiveness.
We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.