The making of The Sign of the Cross, or crossing oneself, is often mistakenly believed to be a purely Catholic ritual. Comedian Bill Cosby once joked about Catholics, calling us quiet people and that we "could communicate with God using hand gestures." Cosby also joked and said that us Catholics didn't have to shout the way Protestants did.
Why We Shouldn't Take It For Granted
"And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple."
The Cross, whenever and however we see it, also should remind us as Christians that it represents the greatest evil--the creature kills The Creator--but more importantly, the greatest love--that Christ willfully suffered a humiliating, brutal death out of love for us.
So in essence, it is a sign language of FAITH and LOVE
But to those who live or lived in countries where Christianity was oppressed, it was a sign language of FAITH, HOPE and LOVE.
In the name of The Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Peace be with you,
© Michael J. Cox