What the cross says about us as persons made in the image and likeness of God
The central point of the good news is that God is a God of love and that His love does not remain a mere concept or philosophical principal. His love becomes real. His love crosses over from thought to action. His love becomes incarnate. His love becomes concrete. His love is real. No where is the love of God better seen than the Cross of Christ.
The whole human race, by the death of Christ on the Cross, received deliverance from the authority of the devil, and everyone who makes use of this saving weapon is inaccessible to the demons. When legions of demons appeared to St. Anthony the Great and other desert-dwellers, they guarded themselves with the Sign of the Cross, and the demons vanished.
One cannot enumerate all the separate examples of the manifestation of the power of the Cross in various incidents. Invisibly and unceasingly there gushes from it the Divine grace that saves the world.
God loves us enough to come to us, to live with us and to die for us.
Never again should we be alone, shut out or lost. When we are in shame and despair, and there seems no way out, Christ is waiting for us in silent love. Olivier Clement