Crossmakers

Crossmakers
For Lent, I’m reading a wonderful devotional titled Bread and Wine, and in it is a sobering quote that’s again too long to tweet — but too good to pass up. It comes from American Episcopal Priest Morton T. Kelsey:

Then there was the nameless carpenter who made the cross. He was a skilled workman. He knew full well what the purpose of that cross was. If you questioned him he probably would have said: “But I am a poor man who must make a living. If other men use it for ill, is it my fault?” So say all of us who pursue jobs which add nothing to human welfare or which hurt some people. Does the work I do aid or hinder human beings? Are we crossmakers for our modern world? There are many, many of them.