I apologize ahead of time if this is not the proper section for this.
Is it possible that I may make my own cord? It will have 15 knots, but my cord will be different.
The book of Numbers says:
“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say to them: Throughout the generations to come, you are to make tassels on the corners of one’s garments, with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by going after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes. Then you will remember to obey all My commands, and will be consecrated to your God. I am the Lord your God.’”(15:37-41)
I believe that this cord given to St. Thomas Aquinas is a “continuation” of the tassels spoken about in Numbers. To remind ourselves not not fall into sexual sin. Would it be okay to leave the ends of my cord on the sides, like a tassel, or to attach an actual tassel, to remember my Jewish roots as Catholic?
I know it would personally remind me not to lust, and I recognize that I have struggled with such an issue.
Would this be allowed? I have attached a picture of my cord hanging from my sides. I’d really like to keep them and I just know it will help me stop falling into sexual sin.