Question: What should we be thinking about when we approach the Crucifix located in the centre of a church during the Veneration of the Cross Week?
Answer: The Cross is a weapon against the devil. It is the lighthouse that helps us find our way in the sea of earthly troubles. The Cross is love that enables us to live and learn to love one another. The Cross is the mountaintop of love: we carry our little crosses and attempt to ascend it like our personal Golgotha to crucify our flesh with the affections and lusts (Cf. Galatians 5: 24) and to be born into the new life.