“They Have Been Crucified With Christ”

After praying with an Orthodox sister, Irina Ratushinskaya [who survived Communist prison], … I said my “Amen” and then watched her make the sign of the Cross with such depth of feeling that I had a powerful urge to make the sign myself. I resisted – for fear it might be a betrayal of my Baptist tradition. How foolish I felt when I later discovered that believers since the very beginning and through the centuries have made the sign of the Cross, signifying that they have been crucified with Christ.

–– Charles Colson, found of Prison Fellowship


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