Whoever wishes to come after me must …
take up his cross, and follow me.
On the Cross Jesus Christ was utterly alone,
surrounded by evildoers and mockers.
No path of redemption
can make a detour
around the cross.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
We have never preached violence,
except the violence of love,
which left Christ nailed to a cross.
Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:31
Boasting of God is perfect …
when we take no pride in our own righteousness.
St Basil the Great
Let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord.
True boasting in the Lord
is actually boasting of the Lord.
S. Michael Houdmann