In churches there are many differently shaped and decorated crosses. Some would make much of their ‘own’ as the ‘true’ cross and be tempted to belittle the devotion of others. We need to remember that it is the Cross of Christ and we cherish it not because of its shape but because our Beloved wore it
Contrary to tales told by the media, most people do not enjoy being the centre of attention as it means they are distinctive in one way or another and become ‘famous’ because they are different. For Christians being ‘different’ is our primary call and we must be ready to acknowledge that we are ‘not as others are’
Even though we want to follow the command of Jesus to put others first we too easily find ourselves at the top table and forget that Jesus is waiting to meet us amongst the hungry and the thirsty
The journey of faith is always a journey of making our ‘confession’. Wherever we are whenever we turn Godward we cannot but reveal who we are and humbly ask for our faith to be deepened.