The German Jesuit theologian offers this meditation on the cross for Palm Sunday. Deep and profound.
'Many passed by the unveiled cross. Many remain because they belong there. Because here they have found everything. They stay. They kneel down…sinners kiss the wounds that they themselves have caused. The murderers flee from their guilt to the murdered one. The executioners to their own victim. And so I go to him and sinners who themselves are crucified with him on the cross of their own guilt speak ‘Lord think of me when you come into your Kingdom’. Those who suffer weep before his cross. What night of need was not his not his night? What fears are not sanctified by his? To be raised up in hope, what grief needs to know more than that it has been borne by the Son of Man who is the son of God'.