He was 30 years old. A good head on his shoulders. A fine education under his belt. He was what we today might call a millennial with a Master’s degree and upward mobility. He paid the bills as a highly gifted public speaker who kept his audience on the edge of their seats.
In this article we follow the wise counsel of Lewis by giving ear to the past. We encircle the cross with a few of the church fathers. Stand between Justin Martyr and Cyril of Jerusalem. Listen for a few moments to Augustine and Irenaeus and Gregory.
There are Christians who kiss the crucifix, but I’ve yet to see reverential lips laid on the Ten Commandments. Some hate them, others mock them, most ignore or endure them—present company included. We certainly don’t kiss them in adoration and love.