The broom cross

Clown ministry, described here recently, has more aspects than we had realized. Scholars can delight in The Layperson’s Guide to Clown Ministry, written by Geoff Turner. The Layperson’s Guide displays this photo, with an accompanying explanation:

The Broom Cross
What we have here is a very special cross. The cross beam is a yardstick to remind us that Christ is a gauge to measure of our lives by. The multiple colors represent that Christ loves us all – and indeed – God made us all. They are intermixed because we are to live as one people. The broom tells us that only through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, can we sweep our lives clean of sin.

(Thanks to investigator April Franz for bringing this to our attention.