Crosses are a symbol of religious faith for many people. Therefore, people will reflect their beliefs and spirituality with a religious cross of some type. The religious cross has evolved to become more than just a piece of religious jewelry. Crosses are now available to add to your home décor, or your outdoor relaxation area.
For many Christians, and even non-Christians, the addition of a cross to our home in any size, material, or shape, can add not only to the atmosphere of spirituality, but can also add to the rustic, modern, or gothic style of your surroundings. Not only that, it can bring a sense of belonging to us, knowing that we are part of a much larger group of similar-minded people. Just looking at the crosses that we have chosen helps us to realize that we are a piece of a much larger group of believers. No matter what your cross means to you.
To understand the difference between a cross and a crucifix is quite simple, although some people may not understand. They look the same, except for one glaring difference. When the body of Christ is added to a cross it becomes a crucifix. The Lord transported his cross to Calvary, but when he was placed on the cross it became the crucifixion. Any cross with Jesus on it is a symbol of the crucifixion of Christ.
Some of the many types of crosses that are available include, Celtic Crosses, Russian Orthodox Crosses, as well as Franciscan and Jerusalem Crosses. No matter what your personal beliefs are, you will find a cross that will suit you, even if you just want a small pocket cross so you can privately feel the strength of your faith.
When you begin looking for a cross you must first decide if you want a cross to wear around your neck, or as a different type of jewelry item. Maybe a cross ring, or a bracelet. If it is not a personal accessory, then maybe you prefer an item for home décor so you can let people know when they enter your home or office that you have a spiritual side to you.
Your choice can be a simple as a small decorative wall cross or standing cross to place on a mantle. But it can also be as elaborate as a beautiful religious fountain for your backyard that constantly calms you with the continual flow of water that is so peaceful. The right choice can add sophistication and beauty to any environment.
Crosses make an excellent religious gift choice for your loved ones or just for yourself. So be yourself, and express yourself with the type of crosses that are most important to you.