We were always raised that if you were in a vehicle and you passed in front of a Catholic Church you made the Sign of the Cross to show Jesus reverence and honor because He is present there. We still do this in my family and now even if I pass on the side of or can see a Catholic Church when I am in a vehicle I make the Sign of the Cross.
Do any of you do that?
A funny story. I was going shopping and eating out with some co-workers who are all Baptists. Well we passed a few Catholic Churches and I made the Sign of the Cross at each one. My friend asked me why. I told her because Jesus Himself is there in the Catholic Church and we make the Sign of the Cross to show Him reverence and honor. She said well why don’t you do that in front of every Church. I explained that we believe He is only truly really present in the Catholic Church, 24/7 because of consecration by a priest and the bread and wine became His body and blood. I told her no other Church could say that. Well of course she disagreed.
Now the funny part. We were headed back home and I guess I was talking and didn’t realize we passed in front of a Catholic Church and she said You forgot to make the Sign of the Cross. I told her yep I sure did. I should have done that. These same Baptist ladies will NOT believe that Jesus drank wine even though it’s in the Bible. They say it was really grape juice.