John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, always kept a cross in his pocket. He kept it there to remind himself that there is something more important in life than basketball!
The cross reminds us that there is something more important in life than anything else - that Jesus died and rose again. That's more important than politics, business, romance, education, your career, your health, your safety. That's even more important than your very life!
-Michael Shannon, Preaching March/April 2002