The Gospel exposes the scapegoating both of Christ and of so many people in our world today. Fr. Mark Wedig, O.P. points us to Christ. Christ who becomes the despised through the agony of His Passion and he is united with all those who society victimizes and abuses through violence and hatred. But it is there that violence stops. Violence stops at the Cross.
And more than stopping, the nonviolence of the Cross, Christ’s willing suffering reverses the savagery and hatred of groups and transforms it and us in an all together supernatural manner. Violence stops at the Cross and with Christ Crucified.