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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
The many fabulous stories about the relics of the cross may or may not be true, though this feast has been celebrated since the fourth century. But what is true is that the holy cross is the very instrument upon which the Savior of the world was laid. There he was suspended between heaven and earth, and though this was though of as an indication that the victim was not worthy of either, our Lord made it the means by which they were reconciled together. No greater or more valuable thing has ever existed than this, that redeemed the world and brought us back to God. The very body that was crucified here, and the blood that was shed, are now given to us in the holy Supper, and we have gained a gracious God by it, this marvelous, dreadful, wonderful cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. And we know this because of his glorious resurrection from the dead. Sermon for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The video is here.