in Christchurch, New Zealand
What are some of the more popular or well-known images for Christ that we would recognize as Catholics? Obviously one of the first images that comes to mind is the cross. Christ has transformed that image—once a threatening symbol of the Roman Empire’s pitiless power—into the most potent expression of God’s total self-gift and love for us. When we see the cross we are immediately reminded of Jesus Christ and His forgiveness; we are constantly reminded, in the cross of our Lord, of this grace of God offered to us all.