Sunday, August 10, 2014
Why I Wear My Crucifix Exposed
The lady walked right up to the Bear and said, "I have to ask. If you say a rosary, but the beads aren't blessed, does it still count?"
"Why, yes, ma'am!" the Bear answered confidently. "It counts!"
"Thank you," she said, clearly relieved, and went on her way.
1. So when you wear your crucifix exposed, you become Catholic Answer Man (or Bear, or Woman) At Large.
Before that, on the same trip, the Bear was heading into a gas station restroom at one of the tiny towns on the way up to the Snows when a tall, skinny, long-haired, scruffy man in a sleeveless shirt stopped him. The Bear's first impression was that he looked like a meth cooker (and the Bear has seen his share).
"Hey, I got one of them crosses like that," he shared eagerly. "It's a CATHOLIC one with the JESUS on it!"
The Bear almost laid some proselytizing on him, then remembered how much Father Mario HATES proselytizing, so the Bear just smiled and mumbled something pleasant.
2. So when you wear your crucifix exposed, you gain instant street cred with scary rednecks.
Do any readers have any stories about times their crucifixes have been noticed by someone?
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