I Just Decided To Do It

The Cross
The Cross

What will it take to be a better person? To pray more, give more, hope more?

What will it take to be a better person? To want less, take less, worry less?

Here’s your test. If someone didn’t know you, would they know you worshiped God?

About seven years ago, when our son was two, I removed my crucifix and hung it on a closet door hinge, while we went about our father/son wrestling match.

For awhile, each evening was the same. After dinner, there was play time on the floor, resulting in some sort of wrestling match. Two things ultimately happened:

  1. Switched from eye glasses to contacts
  2. Hung the crucifix up for the last time

Fussing with glasses and a necklace everyday got old. And then the epiphany. Would people know I’m a Christian without the necklace?

And by the way, in Florida, our laid back lifestyle only calls for wearing shirts for Work, Church or the Grocery Store, so the necklace was almost always visible.

So I just decided to do it. To keep the necklace off.

And then, two years later, the answer was convincing enough to again feel comfortable enough to wear the crucifix.

If you went two years without any visible Christian displays, would people know? Would it change you?


By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.