Come to think of it, why do Catholics use the cross as the symbol of Jesus Christ? Why not the manger when he was born? It is like commemorating a hero when he was in the firing squad. Isn't it nice to remember someone during his good times? From my recollection of history, the cross is a big embarrassment because it is reserved for criminals particularly those who have committed heinous crimes. So with the cross, we are like proclaiming that Jesus was a criminal, no matter if it was only an accusation but the cross had said he was a criminal.