I saw a recent piece of news that stated that crosses may be removed from certain prominent public places because the voices of a few are voicing their opposition to a cross. Many throughout history have been crucified on a cross. The two on either side of Jesus were also put to death on a cross. One of those denied Jesus. Is it the cross that is so offensive, or is it the Christ who is so offensive?
The Apostle Paul stated in Scripture that the cross would be a point of offense. It is not that a cross in and of itself would be offensive. The offensive part of the cross would be the Son of God Who gave His life upon it and the life of sacrifice that He would require.
What happened to tolerance? The saddest part of this is that many who promote the cross have more than likely displayed nothing but hatred to those who disagree with Christianity. Could it be that those who proclaim the name of Jesus have spent more time promoting what the cross is against than the limitless love of God that was displayed upon the cross?
Jesus said that all would know we are His disciples by our love (John 13:34). He didn’t say they would know us by what we are against or the doctrines we have defended. With that said, I cry out to every one who proclaims to know Jesus as Savior and Lord to show those who disagree with you some unconditional love. It may be that your reflection of love that would lead someone to want to know the same Jesus you know and experience the joy of being forgiven.