The Feast of Holy Cross is September 14.
To kill the hero is the utterest of mistakes;
Bad storytelling at best;
Stark failure at worst.
To glorify the tool, the rood, the cross
Admission of defeat at best;
Unhealthy obsession at worst.
And yet the worst mistaken failure is the world’s best story;
And the worst instrument the most shining (1).
Because when the worst shames the best,
Makes it meaningless and futile,
Reinvents its deathful purpose toward life -
Reimagines its ending as beginning….
Then we can be ushered into something entirely new.
And we can, maybe, grasp a new symbology,
Understand a new language,
Grow synaptic pathways previously unheard of.
If we can do this, then perhaps the sting of our own shame and torture and personal hells
Can become something else too?
1 Cor 1:18