Throughout Lent, we journey with Jesus on his way to Jerusalem, fully aware that he is facing the most difficult and challenging moment, the cross. Although he is trying to prepare his followers for what is to come, they cannot grasp the significance of what Jesus is saying. Jesus is at the height of his popularity, and no one can imagine how the tables will turn so quickly. However, behind the scenes Jesus is also aware he is nearing the end of his mission. Some have commented that the cross is the dividing line in the Bible. What was divided at the cross? Throughout church history, many different ideas about the cross have been put forth; all of them are valid. However, each generation has to determine the meaning the cross implies for their day and age.