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Restore Cross to the Marketplace

I simply argue that the Cross be raised again at the centre of the market-place as well as on the steeple of the church.  I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the town garbage heap; at a crossroad so cosmopolitan they had to write his title in Hebrew and in Latin and in Greek (or shall we say in English, in Bantu and in Afrikaans?); at the kind of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse, and soldiers gamble.  Because that is where he died.  And that is what he died about.  And that is where church [people] should be and what church [membership] should be all about.

-- George MacLeod, Founder of the Iona Community