Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Deeper Family @ Deeper Story, Faith | 1 comment

Three Crosses - Chattanooga TN

I shared the image online with a one-word caption.  Not even a word, really.  A number.

$700,000.

It was vaguebooking at its finest, bait, an indictment.  The first comment was a single-word response – Argumentative – and I suppose it was, knowing my own thoughts.

Three giants, the tallest over 100 feet, boasting of something but I’m skeptical as to what. The cynic played with math, a dangerous proposition for a girl who lives among words not numbers–

Oh, the possibilities, the tangible good $700,000 could do…

I looked closer to home, what $700,000 could do in our hometown…

And it would explode my Salvation Army virtual kettle.

When I pass under the shadow of those crosses, I shake my head and tsk judgment.  I see pride and arrogance, a monument to man, Babel’s Tower.  I grieve the greater good that could be accomplished by putting that money to better use.  But…

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What if I’m wrong?

This image stirred up interesting conversation in my social networks, so much so I found myself wrestling my judgment, wanting to find loftier ground, and finally processing it in writing.  Please continue reading Crosses and Planks at Deeper Story today; and add your respectful thoughts.