Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Sign of the Cross – The world’s oldest gang sign

The sign of the cross, a blessing many Catholics don’t think to much about. Something we often do in a rather rote way after dipping in the holy water font before Mass. But the sign of the cross carries all the power of Calvary. It has the power to dispel demons who must bend their knee in submission to Jesus. It has the power to sanctify God’s people, and through the sign of the cross we join in the Communion of Saints. When we bless ourselves with the sign of the cross we identify with all of the men and women through out the ages who have followed Jesus in Spirit and Truth. We reinforce the mark of Grace upon our soul we received in Baptism and Confirmation, and remind ourselves to whom we belong.

Lord bless your people in the Name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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