I recently have been bothered by what appears to me to be a growing number of television personalities, sports figures, and others on the media making what they think is the sign of the cross. They get it wrong (I don’t mean our Orthodox brethren who go from right to left) and/or do it as a joke. Maybe I’m getting more aware of this apparent trend or am getting more sensitive to it.
I have no objection to those who are sincerely expressing their faith before an endeavor, sports or otherwise, and their gratitude afterward. I also noted during the Olympics that Moslems were prostrating themselves in prayer which is fine by me, too, when honestly meant.
Any thoughts? Am I being overly sensitive? Should I smile that our Catholic faith has permeated those people without their realizing it? I appreciate any and all comments, and will not be upset if there are those who thing I should live and let live. It bothers me and I wanted to get a good sense of whether it should or I should let it go.
Yours in Christ