Today's thought for the day on radio 4, was a good message linked to the row between the Cross and BA.
I suspect it's because we've forgotten what the cross was originally all about. It's become a dead metaphor, loosing its association with humiliation and fear, and instead becoming some sort of club badge for people who call themselves Christians. Which is why even though I am a Christian I'm also uncomfortable at the way the cross is featuring in the row between British Airways and one of their employees.
Do you wear this "Badge of Identity"? I have in the past, and I suspect I will do at times in the future. For me putting a cross around my neck has never been about communicating that I am a Christian to the outside world. Most people would not get to see it, and those that did would know anyway. For me it has been about marking myself, a personal reminder to "put on the faith".
What is interesting here is to look back at what the cross signifies, and the nature of Christ's death and sacrifice.
In our emerging journey what is a good symbol of our faith, is one needed?