Monday, January 12, 2009
# 44 - The Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross is made with the right hand, your fingers touching first your forehead, then your heart, left shoulder and right shoulder, thus tracing an imaginary cross on your body. While touching your forehead say “In the name of the Father…” While touching your heart say “…and of the Son…” At your left shoulder say “…and of the Holy Spirit” and at the right shoulder say “Amen.” On the vertical (forehead to heart) one can visualize the Son coming down from the Father. On the horizontal (shoulder to shoulder) one can imagine the Son reaching out to all the world. Such a beautiful prayer in so few words. Use it often.