The topic of last night's high school youth group meeting was the Cross. We discussed how people in Jesus' time would think that our veneration of the Cross was a little pathological-- after all would you trace the outline of a gas chamber on your child's forehead? Would you hang a lethal injection syringe on your wall? Tattoo a guillotine on your forearm? Probably not.
But why do we do these things with the Cross? Because the Cross means so much more to us than it's origins as a method of capital punishment. The Cross is our sign of hope, a sign of victory, a throne of our God, a reminder of Christ's sacrifice, and so much more! As a closing activity we asked the young people to create an art project that depicts what the Cross means to Christians. The posters they produced are absolutely stunning. Please use them as a reflection during the Easter Triduum. They will also be posted outside of the Gabriel Richard Rooms throughout the next few days if you would like to take a closer look!