Christ crucified beckons us to see in hope the “now” and beyond it into eternity. In doing so, aided by the Spirit and thus empowered to live in a new, even astonishing, recreated and transformed way, we join our voices confidently and with conviction to St. Maximilian Kolbe’s: “I wish to die for that man.”
St. Maximilian Kolbe
The Kingdom of Heaven: Bringing our lives under the sovereign rule of Christ
“I want to die for that man.” I do not think St. Kolbe primarily had Franciszek Gajowniczek in mind when he uttered those unforgotten words.