"Except of course that a cross is always something more." Diana Gabaldon, Fiery Cross Book 5 in the Outlander Series.
Yes indeed, a cross is always something more. Paul writes in Galatians 5:11 that the cross is an offense. The cross is the ultimate test of the man, the one who chose to hang on it, and the one who must decide if he accepts it. There is no room for compromise at the cross, no wiggle room, no gray area.
Pray - Today, Lord I find myself at the foot of the cross. I believe in you, I believe in your sacrifice. Thank you for the cross.