O admirabilis potentia Crucis! O ineffabilis gloria passionis, in qua et tribunal Domini et iudicium mundi et potestas est crucifixi. (Leo, PL 54, 340). Superb latinity, majestic theology. However can people repeat the old nonsense that we Latins see only pathos in the Crucifixion, Glory in the Resurrection only!
But we do rather indulge ourselves in the idea that our crucified Lord is ever merciful. He is, and Divine Mercy does flow endlessly from His Sacred Heart, but that is one side of a single coin. The Cross is also the tribunal, the Judgement seat, where the mundus receives iudicium, condemnation. We kneel before it on Good Friday in loving gratitude for the Blood of Salvation, but equally in the Fear of the Lord who judges the dark corners of each one of us and the dark corners of a fallen world.