The following excerpts come from The Way of the Cross written by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and published by Our Sunday Visitor (1982).
JESUS DIES UPON THE CROSS
“All is finished now. God has had His revenge on Satan and sin. Three things cooperated in the fall of the human race from grace: the disobedient man, Adam; the proud woman, Eve; and the tree. To restore that grace to us, God relied on the obedient man, Christ; the humble woman, Mary; and the tree of the cross.”
“O Jesus … May I have an everlasting love for the redemption you have won for me. And may I always remember that by accepting my own cross in this life, I will — oh, strangest of paradoxes — save my life for eternity.”