Monday, November 14, 2011
JUST WHY BE A CATHOLIC?
It seems to me that most people who are Catholic are looking for meaning and purpose in their lives. They are looking for community, the knowledge of right and wrong and they are looking for affirmation, love and forgiveness. I would hope too they are looking for the way to eternal life which can only be found in Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth and the life.
Some Catholics want a deep spiritual awareness of the Real Presence of Christ in the Church, in the Sacraments and in their lives.
But some Catholics get side tracked by peripheral affairs. When we get preoccupied by the sins of commission and omission of other Catholics then we can become sidetracked.
If we get too involved in the politics of the Church, the intrigue of the different factions in the Church, we can really go astray and live in the hothouse of controversy and opinion which is no different than the secular counterparts of various organizations.
WHY ARE YOU CATHOLIC AND WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM YOUR FAITH AND YOUR PARISH?