I lost my crucifix. Horrors! It’s in the house somewhere, but some crucifix elf has it for now.
Yesterday I went to buy another, but instead came home wearing a “Four Way” medal with a nautical theme. Since I live in a seaport town, it’s perfect for me. Until yesterday, I didn’t know anything about “Four-Ways.” They include the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Joseph and the child Jesus, the Miraculous medal and St. Christopher.
The medal feels warm against my skin. It joins a bone Maori fish hook carving as my two constant emblems of protection and spiritual affinity.