By Fr. Elias Makos
We see this year too our Christ “hanging on the Cross.”
If we have feelings, a sense of dignity, subtlety, sensitivity, we will not follow the example of the hypocrites of the time of Jesus and of every age, today’s too, staying unaffected by His passion and sacrifice.
Such an attitude is ironic both for Christ and for ourselves.
So, don’t be unaffected by the Cross of Christ.
But do not let the Cross scare us.
Fear, however, the nails.
The burned nails that we sink not only into the hearts of others but also into our heart and make it bleed.
The sharp nails with which we nail our existence and perpetuate our drama because they prevent us from becoming the hands, feet, eyes, ears, mouth and soul of Christ.
Because they prevent us from approaching Christ.
The impure nails that make us bruise, hardened and cruel, opening profound moral wounds.
The rusty nails of egotism, interests, ingratitude, which, even though we are presented as ardent Christians in the eyes of the people, preclude Christ from touching our chord and lead us to the passionate and painful fall.
The dangerous nails, with which we daily pierce the body of Christ, so that the Judes will not disappear from our life and society will never be transformed.
Thus, we should avoid nails that are our drama and tragedy.
We should lift the Cross of every moment uncomplainingly.
For it is what will bring us the inner resurrection.
And it will become our support.
And it will become a pillar on which we will rest with trust and we will be able to stand still in the storms.