When I am lifted up to the earth, I will draw all things to Myself.
It could be said that the Cross, its awful scene, its shameful story, would create an emptiness around itself, would repel the contemplation of humans. Instead, however, the Cross attracts.
Jesus Himself predicted it: "When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all things to Myself."
-Pope Paul VI
Lead me to Your Cross, Lord Jesus. May I die for love of You Who died for love of me.