The Feast of the Holy Trinity celebrates a truth taught to us in church and in the scriptures. The Holy Trinity is a fact of our faith, and a mystery, not to be analyzed, but to be lived. Our ordinary devotion to the Holy Trinity is revealed in the sign of the cross, when we say, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The sign of the cross distinguishes us from others, as Christians.
Making the sign of the cross in church shows you are a follower of the Holy Trinity. If you do it in public, it is an expression to the world that you believe in the Holy Trinity. There is nothing wrong with basketball players who make the sign of the cross before a game because they are professing their faith in the Holy Trinity, as if to say that without the Holy Trinity, they could do nothing.
But we do tend to take the sign of the cross for granted. The sign of the cross has to be done as devotedly and as prayerfully as can be, because the sign of the cross is our link to the Holy Trinity.
When we make the sign of the cross, we profess that we belong to the family of God and that the God we worship is a Father to us.
When we make the sign of the cross, we also profess that we belong to the Body of Christ, the second person of the Holy Trinity. This means that everything we do affects other people. Whether good or bad, our behavior either comforts or hurts others.
We also make the sign of the cross on our body because our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Your body is sacred because it carries the sign of the Holy Trinity and the Holy Spirit dwells within it. This is why the body should not be abused and taken for granted.
Let us make the sign of the cross from the heart. Let us not grow tired of making the sign of the cross because we belong to the Holy Trinity.
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
Jesus In My Heart