It signifies the descent of the spirit into matter

March 29th 2022
Christianity emphasizes the painful, tragic aspect of the cross, the aspect of death, associating it essentially with the death of Jesus. In fact, we must recognize that the cross has far vaster significance: that of matter into which the spirit descends so as to vivify it. Of course, it can happen that the spirit is engulfed by matter and remains dormant; if it does not have sufficient strength to animate matter, this union becomes the spirit’s tomb. Sadly, this is what happens with many people who allow the spirit to be buried within them. Matter is the cross on which the spirit perpetually sacrifices itself, but this sacrifice is meaningful only if matter is transformed and becomes more alive and purer.