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|Bearing a Cross|
Nov. 16th, 2009 at 11:18 am
This is my great-grandmother Cossette and her dog, Rover.
While I understand the sentiment behind not using crosses and wanting to focus on the resurrection (or at least, that is the reason I have always heard), I wonder how effective that strategy has been. It is a common complaint here in the bloggernaccle that our Church is not Christ-centered enough. Even if we do want to focus on the resurrection rather than the death of Christ, do we? When did you last hear a substantive discussion of the resurrection outside of General Conference?
I kind of like the cross. Once upon a time, I had thought it somewhat gruesome, perhaps because the body of Christ is often included in the rendering. Not only is the cross a reminder of the death of Christ, but it is a symbol that unites us with other Christians, which most of the time doesn’t seem like a bad thing.
I may be moving the way of my great-grandmother in terms of crosses, but don’t look for any portraits of me and my dog anytime soon. That’s never going to happen.