The Trophy of the Defeat of Death

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Run Time: 7:09.  Gospel: Jn 3:13-17.

I remember a picture I once saw of a drawing in the catacombs.  It was an early representation of Jesus.  He was carrying a cross.  But it was not the ponderous 10 foot long beam that, bent over, he dragged down the ‘Via Dolorosa‘.  It was a small cross slung over His shoulder with Jesus marching strong and erect.  This was not the cross of suffering.  Jesus was carrying His trophy, the symbol of His victory over death.  Can we appreciate the magnitude of that victory?  The honor given to that trophy?