Why do we raise the crucifix? As we begin Passiontide today, Charlie Johnson reflects on how the crucifix reminds us of the strength Christ gives us to bear our crosses … and how the crucifix strikes terror in the evil one.
Charlie hails from the deep green southern reaches of Birmingham, Alabama. Inspired by Catholic thinkers to re-write his reformed Protestant view of the faith, he began a journey that led him to confirmation and first Holy Communion in the Catholic Church in January 2015. Charlie works in the legal profession by day and writes in his spare time. He married his lovely bride, Katie, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December 2015. His writing has been featured at the Catholic Stand, Catholic Lane, the Catholic Exchange and in print at Shalom Tidings.