Friday, 23 November 2012

Cross on a Hillside Speaks of Hope

Joel Kontinen

The cross is a powerful symbol, even if one sees it on an otherwise empty and barren hillside.

Magnetic island is a smallish island near Townsville, Queensland, Australia. At least in November, there are more birds than people on this island.

Barely visible from a road leading away from the ferry terminal, there is a huge white cross on the hillside. One will have to take a winding path to take a closer look but it will be worth the effort.

Built on a large bounder, the cross is huge. in its silent way, it speaks of hope.

Fortunately, this is Australia and not USA or Europe where ”free thinkers” feel depressed at the sight of a cross and lose their peace of mind that they then try to regain through lawsuits.