A colleague and I got on the subject of the symbolism of the cross, and I deemed the outcome of the conversation worth sharing.
The vertical (long) beam of the cross represents our connection to God. The horizontal (short) beam represents our connection to each other. The vertical beam is longer because of the limitless amount of power that we have access to through our connection with God. It also represents our raised consciousness that will eventually achieve God-consciousness. Also, it is through our connection with God that we are all connected as God’s individual offspring. The horizontal beam is shorter because of the physical proximity that exists between us, God’s children. Additionally, it is our connection to each other that helps to fortify our connection with God. One could not exist without the other in order for the cross to be complete. This means that we are inextricably connected to God and each other. Christ reminded us of this truth by giving his life on the cross. And so it is…