"My heart has been misunderstood. I want you to understand my heart."
In spite of herself, a humble nun feels ill when she looks at the cross. In the throes of her agony, Jesus speaks to her of a secret that will shake the Christian world to its foundations. What is the hidden cause of the "Cross Immolation Syndrome? that has been sweeping the modern world?
A Japanese priest, sister, and the Roman Pope go on a journey of discovery that leads them to eye-opening conclusions about the Jesus they thought they knew.
Uncovering a secret more startling than "The Da Vinci Code", a Japanese priest, nun, and the Roman Pope find themselves woven into a dynamic suspense novel that spans Italy, France, and Japan. The Secret behind the Cross takes the discoverers of the secret back 2,000 years to dynamically encounter the living heart of Jesus in a revolutionary way.
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A few weeks after that, another strange incident occurred. Kokoro was kneeling with her eyes closed at a seat right in front of the altar. After a while, she somehow thought that it was getting bright around her, and she opened her eyes. There, right in front of her, stood the Baby Jesus, carrying a cross on his back! It was the Jesus painted in the painting of The Annunciation, which was hung on the right side of the church. Jesus spoke to Kokoro, who stared at him, her eyes opened wide.
"Kokoro, take this cross off my back, because it's heavy."
"O.K. I'll take it off for you."
She helped the Infant Jesus take the cross off his back without hesitation. It didn't come off easily, but as she repeatedly pulled it many times, she soon was able to take it off.
"Jesus had to carry the cross since he was small."
As she said so, she felt pity for Jesus, thinking that it must have been hard to carry a cross on his back ever since he was a small child.
"Thank you, Kokoro! I feel very light!"
The Infant Jesus seemed happy to have his cross taken off his back and to be free. He thanked Kokoro. Kokoro, who held the cross she had taken off Jesus' back in her hand, thought it was heavier than she had ever imagined, and she simply could not rejoice. Jesus asked Kokoro to put down the cross on the floor and play with him, and they played hide-and-seek and other games together.
"This was a lot of fun!" she told him when they were finished playing.
Jesus was smiling.
"I enjoyed it, too. But, Kokoro, this is a secret just between you and me."
"All right. But can we play together again?"
"We may able to see each other again some day."
"When will that be?"
Jesus did not answer. He just smiled.
Again, when she noticed, she was lying alone, sleeping on the red rug in front of the altar. She looked for Jesus as soon as she woke up, but the Infant Jesus was back in the original painting with the cross and no longer spoke to her.
For quite a long period of time, she went to the chapel every day, hoping Jesus would appear and play with her again. However, Jesus never appeared to her again.
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Published January 19, 2012
by KDP Select.
Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.