Cross: (n) the structure on which Jesus was executed.
Word has it the angels appeared at his birth.
There were doves flying about as he was baptized.
He certainly favored his time with children.
His whole message about life began with the word, “Happy.”
He wanted us to consider lilies.
He told stories about sparrows.
He fed five thousand people with bread and fish.
His hands possessed some healing.
It says that he wept.
He talked about seeds, planting, fishing.
He favored the second mile.
They claim he personally emptied a tomb—more than once.
People walked after they met him. They hadn’t done that before.
People could see after an encounter with him—some of them born blind.
He was moved with compassion.
And he had the ability of looking at the world around him and discerning how things work—without bitching.
Yet with all this symbolism—all this imagery—all this amazing storytelling, he is known for a cross.