How many crosses will it take
To counter all my sin?
How many crosses on the wall
To make me good enough?
How many crosses, row on row,
To make me a real saint?
Can they be little, or must they be big?
Can they be wooden, or must they be gold?
How many crosses will it take?
A few? A whole house full?
How many crosses? Lord, I know.
You died on only one.
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which1 the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Many people trust in their religious activities, such as hanging up crosses. It's fine to hang a cross, but only God can make you (or me) holy.
This particular poem and photo are public domain.