Why do we venerate the cross of Christ? only because we know that this is not the end. No, we believe that everything -- especially the death of Jesus Christ on the cross -- ends in glory. Knowing how all of this ends gives us the ability to 'celebrate' the death of Christ for our salvation.
Today more than ever, we must keep our eyes fixed on Christ. As we walk with him the Way of the Cross and then celebrate his Resurrection, we must remember that he is always with us. Even when things look bad for us we have to remember: This ends in glory for those who follow the Lord.