As I’ve said before, I frequently wear a gold cross necklace.
But I’ve noticed this year that most Catholics also wear a medal of some sort– a saint, or the Blessed Mother.
I was sorting through my jewelry box, when I realized I had a small felt bag filled with crosses.
Sorting through it, I found five silver cross charms, interchangeable for different necklaces. One angel charm. Silver charms of St. Michael, St. Luke, and St. Catherine of Siena, and one of the Blessed Mother. A silver pendant of St. Christopher.
And one gold charm, of the Blessed Mother.
Coincidence? I think not. I threaded it onto my gold chain, along with the gold cross.
The medal of Mary compliments the gold cross perfectly. As if they were meant to be worn together.
I just pray the clasp doesn’t break– it may need to be reinforced a bit.
But adding Mary makes me feel stronger. Calmer.
And on the same day, I also found something else I was wondering about. I have a box full of Catholic pamphlets, prayer devotion books, icon cards, prayer cards, and rosaries. A cross I bought, but haven’t yet put up. It’s made in Mexico and has sunflowers painted on it, beautiful. Reminds me of my home state, Kansas.
I found a silver necklace with a beautiful silver and onyx cross charm on it.
I used to wear it all the time, but couldn’t remember what happened to it.
That beautiful onyx charm was actually given to me by an Atheist friend. She herself didn’t believe, but she knew I did.
And I’ve cherished it ever since. Recently, we’ve reconnected after a few years of having lost touch.
She’s a thoughtful, hilarious and brilliant woman that I admire very much. And I love that just after reconnecting with her, I found the same cross that she gave to me years ago.
God works in ways that always delight me. I love the surprises of His will.