posted on 01/17/2013 7:17:08 AM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
The cricifix helps us to unite our earthly sufferings with the sufferings of Christ. Nothing wrong with that at all.
It's great that you have that belief and can make that connection.
But to the rest of us, its something quite different.
I've seen some nice statues of an alive Jesus and there are tons of paintings. Why not one of those or just a plain cross...?
I think it has to do more with a power struggle and a statement than the need for a cross. The crucifixion cross is distictly Catholic. In a religiously charged area it would be seen as branding the organization or building as "Catholic" and the non-Catholics would seriously object.
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