PLACE OF THE CROSS

"I simply urge 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...

at the kind of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse, and soldiers gamble.

Because that is where churchmen should be and what churchmen should be about."

George MacLeod
(1895-1991)

Comments

Halden said…
Where's this from? Love it.
Kevin Rogers said…
A fascinating man. You can read George MacLeod's devotional thoughts online at http://books.google.ca/books?id=vpV1_RE9QtQC&pg=PA18&lpg=PA18&dq=quotes+George+MacLeod&source=bl&ots=-gSMfafaVG&sig=b58PmF-NkYryL5IILtIF5q8Kiwk&hl=en&ei=ysqITcLZI8uB0QHLnMn_DQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=cathedral&f=false

The quote is found on page 106.