Many Christians wear a cross or crucifix as an outward sign of their faith. While for some, it is little more than a fashion accessory, for others it has a greater significance. Wearing the cross serves to identify the individual as a Christian. Some believe that wearing a cross will provide divine protection.
Generally, Latter-day Saints do not wear crosses, despite sharing the Christian belief in Jesus as the Savior. The most common reason given is that the cross represents the cause of death, with no reference to His resurrection. Latter-day Saints prefer to focus on the living God rather than His temporary death. An analogy often used is, “If your grandfather were to die in an auto accident, would you wear a small car around your neck to remember him?”
The CTR ring reminds the wearer of the Lord’s invitation to “Come, follow me.” Choosing the right course of action will ensure that we can follow the Savior throughout our lives.