As I was cleaning the house the other day, I picked up my cross necklace to put it away and my little Sugar dog was very interested. She needed to sniff it. I held it down to her and said, “It’s just a necklace.”
yes, I DO talk to our dogs! Then I began to think about what the cross represents to me. It’s symbolism has changed over the years. I think growing up, it was all about “the church” and “the people” of the church. Being expected to do whatever was asked of you.
Now I look at this cross. It represents so much more than it used to. It is about my faith. My belief in my God. My independence. My heart being lead to help those in need has nothing to do with “the church”.
When I think of the church, I think of religion. This is not a revered word to my lips. In the name of “religion”, countries fight countries; men kill men; brothers fight brothers. Yet it is history. It is our present. One can try to escape it, but there seems to be no denying it exists.
Thank you, my little Sugar dog, for this reminder of His love. You are right, it is more than just a necklace ~