I wonder if Jesus would be a little creeped out by the *cross* being his symbol. It seems a bit like the thirty-ought-six being a symbol for Martin Luther King Jr.. I’d be willing to bet that Jesus would prefer a “fish”. I, on the other hand prefer the 4th century ichthys which we would all recognize today as a *pizza*. (Yum!) Now *that* seems much more likely to draw the young people (and perhaps stoners) to church! 😉 Interestingly enough, “Taking up crosses” can also be translated as “pulling up stakes“. The latter makes a lot more sense to me in the context in which Jesus said it (Matthew 16:24).
I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.