Remember that we had said earlier that carpenters used their hands to construct and carve furniture. What else could be more dramatic and explanatory that this carpenter carried the cross to the point that his hands were fastened tightly to the cross by the 7-9 inches long iron material nails, symbolic of the relationship and interaction between himself [as a carpenter], his primary tools [his hands] fastened lovingly to his most primary material [the wood of the cross]? An extra step is taken to drive nails through his legs onto the cross. Oh yes! This gruesome action translates to an even more gracious effect; not only are his hands outstretched on the cross but his legs also are fixed firmly to it, thereby making his whole body, his very presence, press against the cross to endorse the cross as the one true glorification of God, the utter fullness of love.

A continuation from Evaluating Moral Actions 1 Evaluating moral actions entails two things: How we should live, and How the moral subject or person acts. The three conditions for determining the morality (as either good or bad) of an action are: Intention Action Circumstance The "Act of Man" is different from "Human Act" The...