Sunday, May 21, 2023

Jesus' Letter To Christians: Please, No More Crosses

Dear Beloved Friends,

I hope this letter finds you in good spirits and with a smile on your face. It has come to my attention, through my heavenly grapevine, that there's been a bit of an obsession with a particular symbol among you. Yes, you guessed it correctly—it's those crosses.

Now, don't get me wrong, I understand the historical significance and the symbolism behind the cross. It represents sacrifice, redemption, and all that good stuff. But seriously, my friends, it's getting a bit out of hand.

Firstly, let's talk about fashion. I see people wearing crosses around their necks, on their earrings, and even as tattoos. It's like a never-ending fashion trend. I appreciate the sentiment, but I assure you, there are other ways to express your devotion without glamorizing an ancient and barbaric method of capital punishment. Let's explore some creative alternatives, shall we?

How about a tiny dove brooch to symbolize the Holy Spirit? It's a peaceful and subtle way to remind people of my presence. Or how about a bracelet made of fish-shaped charms? I hear they're quite trendy in some parts of the world. Plus, it's a great conversation starter when people ask you why you're wearing fish on your wrist.

Secondly, the sheer number of crosses everywhere is becoming a bit overwhelming. Every street corner, every church, every piece of religious artwork—it's all cross, cross, cross! Can we mix it up a bit? Maybe incorporate some other symbols into the mix? I'm sure we can find something equally meaningful without being so... well, cross-focused.

Perhaps we could introduce a smiley face symbol. After all, I did come to bring joy and laughter to the world. Or how about a symbol that represents forgiveness? It could be a cute little eraser, reminding everyone that I'm here to wipe away their mistakes.

In conclusion, my dear followers, please know that I appreciate your devotion and the efforts you make to honor me. But let's not get too carried away with all the crosses. There are plenty of other symbols, creative expressions, and practical alternatives that can serve the same purpose. Let's embrace diversity, humor, and a touch of lightheartedness in our spiritual journey.

Remember, I'm all about love, laughter, and breaking bread together. So let's focus on those things and leave the crosses to the carpenters.

Yours faithfully,