From The Power of the Cross , available as a free download by clicking the cover below:
The early Christians saw the cross everywhere in the Scriptures.
They sought to configure their lives to the crucified Christ.
They did it in the way they prayed, whether praying with arms
extended, or “breaking the bread” of the Lord’s Body, or drinking
from the chalice that he had accepted from the Father.
The cross is the sign of our salvation. May we rediscover the
power of that sign and embrace it as the weapon he has
bequeathed to us. May we hold that sign of our salvation out
against all the evil powers that threaten us with an undying faith,
and in his name experience the power of his saving death!