Friday, 13 March 2009

Cross or Crucifix??

A regular reader of this small blog Miss Ellen E recently posted a video. And i must say, i agree with her 100%. The video itself is fine, but the cross does not, for me at least, symbolise anything. In fact, if anything, it symbolises the loss of something.

Whilst walking yesterday evening with my friend (mentioned in a previous post) i was reminded of an encounter I had with a Christian at Cardiff's central bus station a few years ago...

...I was waiting for my bus to college, and my crucifix was on show. I wa stood, quite happily reading the bus timetable, when someone i've never met in my life came up to me and said; "Why do you wear that?". "Where what?" I asked. He looked at my crucifix and said something along the lines of, "I'm a Christian and i don't see the point in wearing a crucifix, we should celebrate His resurrection!"

I was a little annoyed that firstly, this man had appeared from nowhere and that he was (essentially) mocking me. So my reply was quite short, and quite fast for me. "Yes, I realise we should celebrate His resurrection. BUT to rise he had to die" At which point the Christian turned on his heel and walked off...

This whole episode put me off wearing my crucifix in public, but since then have regained my confidence and when i get a new one it shall be worn with pride!

4 comments:

Miss Ellen E. said...

Hello, it's me again.

Thanks for the link :). I had a feeling you would agree with me about the cross v the crucifix. An interesting story you tell about your meeting (confrontation) with another Christian - glad you've starting wearing your crucifix again. Still praying, by the way.

Catholic Student said...

Your prays are welcome :-) I think my good friend and I need them right now. Life as a Catholic (and a young one at that) is increasingly difficult. But we have hope, and we pray and we're most grateful for those who pray for us!

George said...

Wear you little crucifix with pride ; there is no shame in doing so ; we must witness to our faith in this secular society.

Miss Ellen E. said...

You've been quiet lately. I hope all is well and your absence is just due to pressure of work, exams and preparing to move etc.

With assurance of prayers.