Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A dead person hanging from a cross is normally a scary, macabre sight. The priest mentioned this morning at Mass that he and a Jewish friend attended a Catholic wedding and it's the first time for his friend to be inside a Catholic church. When the friend saw the big crucifix hung over the altar, he became quite uncomfortable. Of course, we Catholics see the crucifix as something beautiful to behold, for it reminds us of God's love for us. The Holy Cross is to be exalted because through it God manifested his glory.