Product Review – My Caring Cross
Caring Crosses are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently tourists visiting the Holy Land. Each craftsman receives a fair price to support their family and Christian community. The Caring Cross is designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as an aid to prayer or meditation. Ideal as your spiritual companion for easing children’s fears, comforting worries and stresses of adults and focusing the prayer of the sick and elderly.
The olive tree is probably the most significant plant mentioned in both the New and Old Testament. First mentioned in Genesis as the leaf brought by the dove to comfort Noah, it was the tree Jesus prayed under before the last supper. The Olive tree also provided food, lamp oil, anointing oil and building material during ancient times.
The olive tree is an evergreen which can grow for thousands of years. The tree admired by Hosea whose leaves have been a sign of abundance; glory and peace are still used to crown victors in the Olympic Games. The oil from the fruit used to anoint the sick. The olive trees of Jerusalem are pruned to remove the hard wood and open the tree so new growth can provide a bountiful cop of olives the next year. This hard and beautiful timber is used by local craftsmen for carving.
As you can see from my photos above (2 Caring Crosses – both sides) – they are large enough not to lose yet small enough to carry in your pocket if you wish to. The crosses are so smooth and made with excellent craftsmanship. It is very comforting to hold and offers a sense of peace. I will be giving one of the crosses to my daughter for her First Communion in May 2014. I am very excited about this. My grandmother was extremely important to me and very influential. Much of my religious experience is a result of my grandmother’s influence. She had strong religious beliefs and crosses were a huge part of her feeling peace in her home. She had crosses of all shapes, sizes and construction. I am honored to be able to pass the tradition of giving my daughter this cross for her First Communion.
The second cross I haven’t decided. I may keep it for myself and if not, I will be purchasing another for myself. My son will be making Confirmation soon and I may give it to him. I may even get some to leave in each car. My grandmother always had religious representation in her vehicle. She felt so much safer with it.
Crosses can now be purchased on Amazon, Ebay or mycaringcross.com
You can get 10% off until Christmas at mycaringcross.com with coupon code: YOURCROSS
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