|St. Justin Martyr|
St. Justin Martyr, once listed all the things he could think of that are shaped like a cross--mast of a ship, plows, anchors, flying birds. I could do that also. I see crosses everywhere.
I first noticed this after a church meeting. The meeting was unmemorable. But at that meeting, I had a very memorable conversation with a lady. She was helpful to me in a spiritual direction way. You do know that the Holy Spirit is the best spiritual director, don't you?
Anyway, on the way home my headlights hit a cross on the way home. ???? Oh, that must be a mailbox post--I'll look at it tomorrow in the daylight. Then further down the road, someone's back porch light was on a cross. What is that? "Dunno." And finally, at the intersection before home, was the intersection cross sign. How come I never noticed that that sign was a "cross," before?
In the light of day, I saw that indeed the cross on the side of the road was a mailbox post. The porch light was shinning on a cross type post for a clothes line.
And every time I see that intersection cross sign I pray, "Thank you, Jesus for loving me."
And I still see crosses everywhere: window panes, car insignias, barrettes in girls' hair, bow ties, clouds, flowers, ceiling crack in my dentist's office, etc.
God's way of telling me that He is omnipresent.
h/t to Magnificat, Vol. 13, No.1, Fr. Michael Morris, O.P., "Pick up your cross," pp. iii-vi.