"Jesus as the one executed absorbs the violence inflicted on him – takes it in to his very flesh, thereby exposing once and for all the illegitimacy of the belief that violence can ever be the best or final or even a good response to evil without the violent one becoming the thing being destroyed. The cross is the world’s sign of future hope, the event of love and victory that prefigures the world that Christ will one day rule in glory. It is also our present sign of prophetic resistance.". . .