But where are the crosses in our churches today?? Many have been removed.
I don’t think he means the Cross as an idol of worship ...
He is speaking about the Cross in your heart and soul.
A few years ago, a friend of mine invited me to join his Baptist church. The first thing I noticed was the absence of a cross both outside the church and inside which I thought was very strange....
And for the almost a year I attended, all the pastor's sermons were entirely on 1 Corinthians.....I thought that was strange too.
Benedict decreed that there always be a crucifix when Mass is celebrated. I always look to the crucifix and the red candle to know that there is the Real Presence.
In this world about which we have been warned, who has an aversion to & is repelled by, the mere sight of and simple display of the Cross of Jesus?
Think long & hard. The correct answer will consist of a list.
Not in my church. When they remodeled the altar a few years ago, they built a new background for our old crucifix, making it larger (and more beautiful), and it hangs right in the center where every one can see it. Plus, we always have a processional cross that changes by the season that comes in at the beginning of the Mass, resides at the side of the altar during Mass, goes out and comes back in with the offering, and leads the recessional when the Priests, altar boys, etc. leave at the conclusion of the ceremonies.