There are few fashion statements as atrocious as seeing someone treat the cross as merely an accessory with no more thought than a cheap gold chain. Some such people think of a cross necklace like some magic amulet that somehow diffuses all the evil they do while they have it on. (Some even use it to attract the attention of women.)
So the first thing I always ask someone I see wearing a cross (should the opportunity to chit chat present itself) is: “Does that mean anything to you?”
The worst answer they can give me is, “It’s just a piece of jewelry.”
No, sir / ma’am! It represents the most brutal and humiliating form of capital punishment ever conceived by man. And the King of the Universe, Jesus, thought enough of each of us to submit himself to it in order to prove the existence of God and His love for His Creation to save you from sin and death, both spiritual and physical.