Sign of the Cross

I am a catechist, but this year will be my first time to teach first grade. I have seen a teacher showing a left handed child do the sign of the cross in the reverse way. My heart was crying “No”, however, she may be right. When I start to teach, should I let the left handed children do the same thing or shall I try to train them do it with the right hand? Please help.
By the way, I was very happy to find out about this website. I enjoy reading the Bible but sometimes there are some scriptures that are hard to understand. I procastinate in reading the Book of Revalation because I find it too heavy for my small head.

It is not wrong to cross with your left hand.
It is difficult for lefties to teach themselves to go against their natural inclination. It can be done of course - but there is no hard in crossing with your left.

Left-handed is fine according to my priest. When in RCIA last year, Sister was teaching us how to do it & since I have an injury to my right arm that doesn’t allow me to reach all points, it was difficult. I asked if it was ok to use my left (I’m right-handed) & they both said sure.

Don’t assume a left-handed child will cross with their left hand. DH and I are both left handed, and we cross with our right hand.

Let the child decide.

I write and eat with left hand and do everything else with my right hand, I “think” right hand, and I cross with my right and left hand, so I agree with you, let the child do what comes natural, it is not offensive to God which hand is used. God BLess you for teaching.

I write and eat with left hand and do everything else with my right hand, I “think” right hand, and I cross with my right and left hand, so I agree with you, let the child do what comes natural, it is not offensive to God which hand is used. Have a blessed day.

I write and eat with left hand and do everything else with my right hand, I “think” right hand, and I cross with my right and left hand, so I agree with you, let the child do what comes natural, it is not offensive to God which hand is used. Have a blessed day.

With the first entry of this thread and teaching children, the correct way of making the sign of the cross. The one teacher was hurt when the child used the left hand, and was being taught, incorrectly, GOING THE REVERSE WAY. Maybe while the child is first learning, they should be told that some–CATHOLICS— cross themselves in the reverse way–right or left hand, and it is acceptable for their church(Eastern Catholic)— right shoulder first, then left shoulder. The fingers of the hand are held in a certain way to represent God in the Trinity and different natures.

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