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From sea to shining sea, there is a raging effort to take down crosses in America. These memorial crosses symbolize death in battle so it is intensely ironic that they are now under siege themselves.

Whether it’s the steel cross found at Ground Zero now being enshrined in the National September 11th Memorial and Museum or San Diego’s famed Mt. Soledad Cross, the real battle is over THE cross.¬†For there is nothing special about a physical piece of metal or a concrete monument. It’s THE cross that’s under fire.

According to Christian theology, the cross symbolizes that we are to put others before ourselves on a daily basis. Here are two scriptures that cross at the cross:

“Then he [Jesus] said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.'” Luke 9:23

He also said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13


Well, who the ____ wants to do that? Put someone else first? This Jesus is either a kook or a God with a polar opposite schematic of today’s prevailing view.

People wouldn’t object to the cross if it didn’t so pointedly object to them. If it was a symbol with little meaning, it is likely that not a single judge would have heard of the cross.

Whether a cross sits atop a steeple or buried in the rubble of the World Trade Center or high upon a mountain in San Diego, it should remind us that God is looking to kill our selfishness.

In that sense, the cross is a friendly enemy.

The Mt. Soledad Cross in San Diego

A 22 year-old lawsuit that’s getting verrrrrry old.




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