Reflection of the Day
How precious the gift of the cross, how splendid to contemplate! In the cross there is not mingling of good and evil, as in the tree of paradise: It is wholly beautiful to behold and good to taste. The fruit of this tree is not death, not darkness, but light. This tree does not cast us out of paradise but opens the way for our return. ~~Saint Theodore the Studite~~
Thanks be to God!