The crucifix is of a traditional dogwood grain and limned in blood red out of respect for He who suffered its unendurable torment. The lambent rays that spread from its apex are shaded in graduations of increasing transparency that become clearest along its major axis, as does His word to those who follow most closely in that path. Centered on the transept is an orb of brilliant green representing both the regeneration of springtime and the rebirth that Christ offers all who would take him as their savior. A golden nimbus symbolizing the hallowed nature of its station halos it. And detailed in the cross is a separate indicator of the one true path of right conduct that commands every last one of us to recall the Golden Rule of doing unto others as we would have them to do unto us.
That detail’s upward indicator is a tribute to how there is only “One Way”—be it for a true believer or an Agnostic—all of us have no choice but to follow the path of Right Conduct. Anything less is, not just unworthy but contributory to a nascent—if not, fully fledged—evil.