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Monday, April 14, 2014
This weekend I was disturbed after watching an interview on TV of a person who was wearing a cross necklace. It deeply disturbed me because this person was not a follower of Jesus, yet they wore a cross necklace.
It breaks my heart to think that somehow the cross has been reduced to piece of jewelry that we hang around our necks because it looks good or it might bring us good luck.
It bothers me that most have no idea of the real meaning behind the cross.
It no longer reflects suffering, sacrifice, or death.
Words such as cool, sweet, and rad are used by those donning it around their necks.
I wonder when the shift was made from a Brutal Death by a Loving Savior to a Fashion Statement found on a piece of metal?
I wonder what Jesus thinks as he looks down on planet earth at all the glistening gold crosses dangling on the necks of people?
What if it meant this again?
What if the purchase of a cross necklace meant we were willing to go here too?
When did the shift begin?
I am disturbed that the sacrificial death of Jesus has been reduced to a piece of metal on a chain that is sold in a store and worn as a fashion statement by anyone!
I am sorry Jesus that we have allowed that to happen...