“The Mystery of the Cross”

a post by MTS student, Justin Hagerman.

This summer, as we incoming Loyola MTS students were preparing to begin our course of study, we were asked to read and reflect on a sermon by the late Herbert McCabe, O.P. I found “The Mystery of the Cross” to be a fascinating sermon because it helps us think about the nature of God’s love for us by exploring His love for the Son.

McCabe asks why Jesus had to die on the cross. His answer is that Jesus died from being human.While Jesus’ death on the cross might appear a failure, in actuality, it is a victory over the power of evil in the world. By overcoming death, Jesus overcame the world’s rejection of him. Continue reading