Why do we use our right hand instead of our left hand to make the sign of the cross?
In Part, One of the reasons the right hand is used instead of left is because of the fact that most people are right-handed. Also, traditionally the hand of blessing and greeting in many cultural settings, a convention found in Scripture and Tradition. For example, Jesus places the sheep on his right hand but the goats on his left; he himself is “seated at the right hand of the Father”; at God’s “right hand are blessings forevermore”; and so on.
In sacred images and pictures, Jesus is depicted raising his right hand in blessing. Even today, we use our right hand for handshakes or salutes, we are familiar with the phrase “the right hand of fellowship” and so forth.
By contrast, the left hand has in many cultures a very different set of traditional associations (for example, it is often designated for personal hygiene; the word sinister is derived from the Latin for left-handed; etc.). For all these reasons, it is natural that the sign of the cross has traditionally been made with the right hand.
Prayer of thanksgiving for Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross
What is the sign of the cross and why do we make it?
A beautiful prayer to place your life in God’s hands
It depends on your relationship with God through his son,and above all living ur life for God alone come what may.
I’m lefty all my life. I use my right to do the sign of the cross. However they use to tell us that lefty don’t go to heaven. Is that so?
Being right or left handed has nothing to do with whether or not one goes to heaven.
What about naturally left handed people? They do everything with their left hand, why force them do it with their right hand?m
Or most of clergy are right wing conservatives
can I use my left hand?