Those people who lack in Faith and non-believers consider wrongly that the cross is the beginning of shame and troubles. The fact one understands from the Holy Cross of the Lord is that the cross ends with glory and rewards for those sees the cross with hope and endurance.
When we enter the Good Friday, we are very sure and confident that the Resurrection is very near on Sunday, the third day. When we encounter with crosses in our lives, we need to be patient and hopeful that it will end and our glory from the Lord is at hand.
Happy and Blessed Easter 2011...!