Many of you already know that as LDS, we don't display the crucifix in our church or temple buildings. We don't wear cross jewelry or have crosses hanging in our homes. This is because we choose to focus on Christ being Risen instead of dwelling on his death on the cross. We also know that his sacrifice was made in the Garden of Gethsemane, not as he hung on the cross. For more on that, go HERE.
On our recent trip to Texas, Kora and I stumbled upon a collection of crosses that hung in my mother's bathroom. Although they were very pretty and decorative (except for one that was made of nine inch steal nails...*shiver* heinous) we didn't feel that they needed to be displayed. It was a nice opportunity for me to teach Kora what we believe and why.
*Please note. I do understand that many of my readers are not LDS and even some who ARE still display crosses in their homes, on their jewelry or tattooed on their ankle *cough* Bonnie *cough*. Do not take this post to heart as I am not condemning you to burn in hell because of your adoration of the crucifix. In other words...chill.
After a lovely lesson with my 6 year old, we thought it would be funny to take all the crosses down (while she was at work) and hide them. Today I received a call from her (which will soon be my next wanna-be, "The Mutha Part II) asking me if I knew where they were because she had blamed the cleaning lady for stealing them and she needed to know if she needs to apologize. Yes Mutha, you do. And do I know where they are? Oh yes...yes I do. Here is my response to your phone call...
We have recently come into a situation. By now you have noticed that your "beloved" crosses have vanished. Koko and I have taken the crosses and hidden them in different spots around your home. We would love to tell you where they are...but we cannot. However, we will propose a deal to you if you're willing to accept the terms.
Koko and I would love to decorate your now blank bathroom wall in lovely sconces, Fleur De Li's, and other pretty decor. We will scower the NC shops for the perfect combination of such. Each time we find a new addition to add to your wall, we will post a picture of it on my blog for you to view. If you approve of the decor and are willing to use it in replacement of one of the crosses, we will then reveal to you where one of your crosses are hidden.
We will save all of your new decor until you visit us in October. At that time, you will be able to retrieve all of your new treasures and take them home to display on your bathroom wall.
Do what you will with your discovered crosses. Just keep in mind that we will return to Texas soon and if we see them hanging up, we may feel obligated to take matters into our own hands once again.
Please let us know within 24 hours if you accept the terms of this proposition. We will be waiting for your answer.
Signed In Blood,
Koko and Your Absolutely Wonderfully Interesting Middle Child
PS...Mutha's don't need love.
PSS...DO NOT attempt to threaten me in any way that may cause my blood pressure to rise for the sake of my poor growing baby A.