In her new book, Whispers from the Cross, Anne directs our attention to the value of contemplating the Crucified Christ.
“Every lover of Jesus Christ will eventually find his way to the foot of the cross, where he will gaze at the Crucified One and engage in contemplation of those wounds which delivered salvation to humanity. Through contemplation of these wounds, we find our own place in the salvation story.”
Anne identifies some of the temptations we experience during our service to Christ. She explores the importance of the vertical relationship with Christ that is central to the success of our service in our individual vocations in the Church. Anne encourages us to accept the crosses we experience in our earthly journeys and also to accept the crosses God wills for those around us.
“Whispers from the cross will direct us and correct us. These divine emanations from our Crucified King will console us and give us courage…In circumstances of suffering and pain we will feel strength because we arrive daily at the foot of the Cross to receive, and then offer, what is Jesus, instead of what is our feeble and changeable humanity.”
Anne A Lay Apostle