“Cross My Heart” Have you ever said that? You know, in making a promise or saying something to someone you cared for. You wanted them to know that what you were saying or doing was special just for them. And the moment you made the sign of the cross it was confirmed.
The cross carries a lot weight doesn’t it? Whether it’s a gesture, necklace, picture, icon, structure or a memorial … it moves us. It stirs the spirit that lives inside us.
Still, there are those who are determined to erase it from our churches, hospitals, universities, anywhere and everywhere they can.
The president of William and Mary College decided the chapel would be “more welcoming” if the 100-year-old Wren Cross was removed. Yet, symbols are part of our lives. We put them everywhere. Don’t they change a room?
Yesterday, Oct.8, 2009, there was a headline of one man who filed a lawsuit to have it removed because he is offended by the plain, 8ft. white cross in the Mojave Desert. It was erected 75 years ago, before the land became a national park, by veterans to honor their fallen friends. It has been covered for some time with a plywood box.
Even if objectors could succeed in erasing the cross from our land; the cross will never be erased from our hearts.
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