Fallen humanity begins life with the belief that they deserve everything, and that somehow, someway, everything they want is being denied them and it isn't fair. I speak from experience here. Though I have attended church dutifully and believed in God all of my life, I still spent most of it telling Him how unfair it all was and how I could obviously run it better. I considered myself a 'good' girl. I obey the Ten Commandments (or so I thought), I didn't smoke, drink, etc. However, I did continually doubt, fear and stamp my feet (so to speak) declaring MY will was the one that should be obeyed.
God has spent the better part of 52 years humbling me until I can finally honestly say, "God, YOUR will not mine."
And that is when people begin to think you are 'funny'.
So if you know anyone who wears a cross as a decorative item, because they think it's cool, take a moment to point to it and ask them is they know 'the funny little man' who is missing from their cross -
And their lives.
Image from Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ