Looking at the crucifix, one glances at the entire drama of the human condition. The iron nails proclaim the coldness, arrogance and evil of men. Yet, the Most Precious Blood is poured out freely as a fountain of mercy.
The reality and seriousness of our sin is bluntly exposed. However, on that holy countenance of Christ, shines the compassion of a wounded God.
The Apostles were commanded by our Lord to go forth and announce the gospel of our reconciliation. Our Divine Saviour, the Apostle and the High Priest of our religion, is sent out to declare mercy by His Blood Itself.