Over the years, the words therefore and nevertheless have laid hold of me. Therefore sought me out and became my first “Word of the Year” while nevertheless was introduced by a friend. It’s funny how peripheral something can be until you stare directly at it; then, once it’s seen, it cannot be unseen. That has been my relationship with these two words. While I used to visually walk right by them, now I all but trip over them at every turn. Though I try, with pen in hand, to tag them as I read, sometimes I have to let one or two slide by (to be captured at another time) so I can focus on the words around them.
The Opposing Cross
And now we come to the cross. Nowhere is there a greater depiction, or symbol, of the law of opposites than at the cross, and in the cross. Its very name denotes its nature. Any time something is crossed, two opposing directions intersect. We see it in crossword puzzles, we encounter it at crossroads, and we hear it in cross examinations; two directions approach and cross each another. And with the crossing, there is a point of intersection. And at this point, there is a completion…a wholeness…a balance…in that both directions, for just a moment,are contained within this one point. With that thought and from that vantage point, let us now approach The Cross. Continue reading “Chapter Ten: The Opposing Cross”