I have been asked this question a few times since my conversion…please help me with how I should be responding to this question. My reply has been:
The crucifix IS the epitome of love. We must always remember God didn’t simply forgive our sins although He could have, He sacrificed Himself and willingly suffered for us…denying Himself for love of us and we are called to do the same. Jesus showed us we can trust God even when we are called to suffer in our walk with God…pick up our cross, deny our will and live in obedience to the will of God.
Sometimes I elaborate more, but this is the gist.
What do you think?