The experience of personal purification at the cross is vital, yet to remain focused on that alone would be useless. Christ’s love is so great, it must lift our minds above our little struggles and any preoccupation with our own salvation, so that we can see the needs of others, and beyond that the greatness of God and his creation. The cross is so much greater than the personal; it has cosmic significance, for its power embraces the whole earth and more than this earth!

Source: Freedom from Sinful Thoughts