Thursday, October 19, 2006

"The cross is our symbol of hope."

An employee of British Airways was recently disciplined for wearing a cross. The Telegraph [London] recounts the reaction of the Anglican Archbishop of York:
Dr Sentamu made his comments as he opened the David Young academy in Leeds, during which he put a hand-made wooden cross and an anti-slavery medallion into a time capsule which is to be buried by the school.

Referring to the 'controversy in the news', he said: 'The cross is a symbol used by Christians to remind them of hope. It is the hope of light overcoming darkness, life victorious over death and good triumphing over evil.'

He added: 'For those of us who wear a cross, there is not only hope but also a responsibility. The responsibility that goes with claiming the name of a Christian. The responsibility to act and to live as Christians.

'Those wearing a cross proclaim themselves followers of Christ and have the duty of acting accordingly; of showing love to our neighbours of all faiths and none, of forgiving those who offend or persecute us, or choosing a life of service to those we meet in this community be they students or teachers, the cool or the uncool, the weak or the strong. Our duty is to show love to them all."
A good reminder not only to those who wear crosses but also to those who display Christian slogans on their cars. In fact, a good reminder for all Christians always.

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