This comforting depiction of the Father embracing His beloved makes the Divine Welcome Cross a beautiful gift for all Christians.
At 3.5 inches high and 2.9 inches wide, this solid bronze wall cross has an eyelet which makes it suitable both for use as a wall cross and for public worship as a cross worn by ministers and pastors. The Divine Welcome Cross was created and cast by a master bronzesmith in Germany.
A Sign of Mercy, Reconciliation and Forgiveness
The Divine Welcome Cross, symbol of the transforming power and healing embrace of love expressed as mercy, reconciliation and forgiveness, depicts the powerful biblical image of the patient, all-loving father reunited with the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). The God of Christians and of the Christian faith is a God of mercy and forgiveness. As Pope Francis has reminded us: The Lord never tires of forgiving us. Never! We, we are the ones who tire of asking for forgiveness! This solid bronze wall cross constantly reminds us not to tire of asking for forgiveness, and never to tire of forgiving others when we are challenged to do so.
In the Catholic church, the Divine Welcome Cross also makes a loving gift for the celebration of the sacrament of Reconciliation and the welcoming back of estranged sisters and brothers.
The reverse side reads in German: Durchdringe, Gott, Du, mein ganzes Wesen. Erfuelle, Du, mein ganzes Sein, dass man aus mir kann lesen die ganze Liebe. +Dein+
Translation: Permeate, O God, my entire essence. Fill my entire being that others can experience your great love through me. I am Yours.