One of the classic issues some Christians take with Catholic devotional practice involves the crucifix. They argue that if Christ has risen from the dead, then it’s foolish to display crosses in our homes adorned with the body of our crucified Lord; any crosses used in worship should be bare, as witness to the fact that Jesus has conquered death. And while many non-Catholic Christians see no problem with displaying crucifixes, they’re still more commonly associated with Catholicism than with any other kind of Christianity. That leads us to this week’s question:
As a non-Catholic Christian, did you have a problem with the body of Christ being displayed on Catholic crucifixes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Please share your short responses with us, and invite your friends to do the same- it’s a great point to reflect upon as we approach September 14th’s Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross!