Let your heart be broken by the unspeakable bad of this Friday we call good. Stay a while in the eclipse of the light, stay a while with the conquered One. This is the axis mundi, the center upon which the cosmos turns. In this killing that some call senseless we are brought to our senses. Here we find out who we most truly are, because here is the One who is what we are called to be. Stay a while. Do not hurry by the cross on the way to Easter joy, for we know the risen Lord only through Christ and him crucified.
--Fr. Richard John Neuhaus (b.1936) Catholic priest and author.
Today's quote is taken from excerpts from Neuhaus' excellent book, Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross. Neuhaus is the editor-in-chief of the monthly journal, "First Things."