In the end, the Jesus story comes to an abrupt halt at a cross. When we started the story we would not have anticipated this ending. Neither did the disciples. But the cross was there. The weeks before Easter can be a time to ponder the cross, not the beautiful artwork around your neck, but the harsh wooden one Jesus died on. We can look at the big picture of the cross in History, we can look at Jesus and the cross, and we can look at us and the cross…but to the cross we will walk.