Central to the Christian faith is the cross. The shape of the cross has become a figure of design for some people and for others, it is just a piece of jewelry. For some others, it is like a talisman that they wear about to protect them from danger.
The cross can be seen almost everywhere but many do not know what it signifies.
A little background on the cross; The Cross was used by the Romans as a horrible and shameful instrument of death. It was reserved only for those at the lower levels of society like slaves and servants. So disgraceful was death by the cross that the Romans themselves would declare, “Perish the thought that any Roman die on a cross”.
Posts with Tag: redemption
I remember Nancy Flurrie.
It was 1953 and we were both in second grade. I was the "smart" oneand she was the "dumb" one, or so I thought.
I made life a living hell for that poor girl, and she just took it! Gentle and shy, Nancy was about eleven years old, and it had taken her years to reach second grade. She had difficulty reading and writing. All the kids made fun of her, especially me.
Nancy would just stand there, avoiding my eyes, and the tears would roll down her cheeks. Cruel and clever, I was able to manipulate the crowd, so that the taunts of the audience would increase Nancy's misery and shame. We called her stupid, ugly, smelly, dirty -- Nancy never fought back, which was a riot to her tormentors.
Then, one day, something changed.
I went to...