"When I behold the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride."
When I behold the One Whom I have pierced, I myself shall be pierced through, convicted of my sins, and lament bitterly (Jn 19:37; Zec 12:10; Rv 1:7).
When I behold His appearance marred "beyond that of mortals" (Is 52:14), I will be startled, "stand speechless," and repent (Is 52:15).
When I behold Jesus, the Son of Man, lifted up, I will come to realize that He is the I AM, God (Jn 8:28). I will believe in Him and have eternal life (Jn 3:14-15).
When I behold Jesus Christ "displayed to view upon His cross" (Gal 3:1), I will receive the Holy Spirit (Gal 3:2).
When I behold Jesus on the cross, on this Good Friday, at the Veneration of the Cross, I will...