“It is the death of the Eternal Word of God made flesh, which is our great lesson how to think and how to speak of this world.
His Cross has put its due value upon everything which we see, upon all fortunes, all advantages, all ranks, all dignities, all pleasures; upon the list of the flesh, and the list of the eyes, and the pride of life… Go to the political world… to the world of intellect and science… look at misery, look at poverty and destitution, look at oppression and captivity; go where food is scanty and lodging unhealthy… Would you know how to rate all these? Gaze upon the Cross.”
– Bl. John Henry Newman, We now learn the true values, P.S. VI, 84-86