The Sign of the Cross

The Sign of the Cross

Dr Arnold Jago

The hand traces a cross, from forehead to chest, from shoulder to shoulder, with the words, "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."

A recent book, The Sign of the Cross (Loyola Press, 2004), tells how its author, Bert Ghezzi, made a resolution to do the Sign of the Cross more thoughtfully and reverently.

To his surprise, his life changed, with many practical consequences - it felt like "tapping into a powerful divine energy".

His book says the Sign of the Cross should be:

(1) a sign of the Christian belief that God is a Trinity, three Persons in one divine Nature;

(2) a public declaration of being a follower of Christ;

(3) a reminder that suffering is a normal part of Christian life.

Mildura, Vic

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