Hi, a short vent and then some questions. At Thanksgiving at my inlaws my sister-in-law showed me her new endeavor. She has become a rep for this Christian Jewelery Company called Grace Sterling. Here is a link to their Site on the web
Anyway She knows my family is attending a Catholic Church and I was confirmed a few weeks ago. The rest of the family will be following suit. Hubby is in RCIA and my boys will soon be baptised.
She also is aware of the pretty charm bracelet my sponsor gave me with a beautiful charm of Mother Mary miraculous medal in a heart charm on it. She didn’t comment on it but I know she saw it. Anyway she gave me the catalogue to look through. I chit chatted and said everything looks lovely being very polite. She had to point out to me that the company and the Lady who started it were Christian and showed me how they even had the “Plan of Salvation” in the back of every catalogue- You know the one that includes the sinners prayer etc. which has been discussed on here numerous times.
I told her I would buy the fish charm to go on my bracelet. I wanted to tell her I really wanted a crucifix necklace and of course there wasn’t a single one to be found in the catalogue. I didn’t have the courage to bring that up however.
I wanted to ask her why there were no crucifix’s in her catalogue, (although I already knew the answer) I guess I wanted to put her on the spot which I know isn’t nice. But I feel like she always puts me on the spot and I get the feeling she doesn’t think we are Christian and is always subtly hinting like bringing up the plan of salvation and that the sermon at her church was this or that but she does it in a way you know she is trying to do it for our benefit. I keep my mouth shut and just try to be as loving and gracious as possible. They will know we are Christians by our Love.
Ok That was the vent. To Keep this on topic for the Apologetics forum- What is the history of the Crucifix. When did they first appear in the church, when did they first appear in jewlery. What is a good argument for why we wear the crucifix. To me it is a reminder of Christs love and his ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
What arguments do the protestants (Not all protestants the Episcopal church I grew up in had a crucifix behind the altar) meaning Baptist and non denominational fundamentalist like my s-i-l use against it. What is a good defense or something I can say in its defense when asked about it. I so wanted to ask my sil (playing innocent like I didn’t already know) why there were no crucifixes in the catalogue and then give some testimony about Paul preached Christ crucified and how it is a wonderful symbol of Christ’s sacrifice and love. I want to be less timid about my faith and why I love the Church Christ founded the ancient church the Catholic church. I want to where my miraculous medal and crucifix around my husbands family with pride and conviction without feeling persecuted for it. Ok sorry back to venting. Ok that is the post before it gets any longer.