As the sunsets today we mark an interesting religious intersection. Today we celebrate the Exaltation of the Cross and our Jewish brothers and sisters bring to a close the days of awe and the celebration of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
In both cases we are celebrating the love and mercy of God and how it surpasses our sin.
We Christians exalt (lift up) the cross, following the theology of John's gospel in which the Cross of Christ is a instrument of life and healing.
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, (Jn 3:18)
May we not only receive the gift of forgiveness but may we in turn give it.