The jewellery hangs around your neck and wrist with colour and symbol of wealth. Thousands are sold each year, sometimes as a statement of faith though often people being oblivious to its true meaning. The brutality of this executioner’s tool softened over time to adorn necks and bring beauty.
You don’t see many people with a symbol of an electric chair round their neck, funnily enough! Marjorie Dobson’s reflection below starts to unpack the brutality of the cross and the hope intertwined within it.
Rainbow CrossSuffocating night smothering, obliterating the broken bloody body hammered hard, staining scarlet that cross of rough-cut wood and thunder crashed the doom of death. Then darkness fractured, light splintered, fragments of colour shot out into the brilliance of a multi-coloured Easter morning in a green garden. And an empty cross rainbow-wrapped, images the promise of the death-defying dawn of new hope. ©Marjorie Dobson Downloaded from http://www.twelvebaskets.co.uk
Image by Hannah Soar