Monday, March 17, 2008
"O Cross most welcomed and longed for!"
In the classic work of the Protestant Reformation in England, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, one finds Jerome’s account of the death of the apostle Andrew for his faith. He records that as Andrew was led to the place where he would be crucified for Christ, he said:
O cross, most welcomed and long looked for! With a willing mind, joyfully and desirously, I come to thee, being the scholar of Him which did hang on thee: because I have always been thy lover, and have coveted to embrace thee.