Thursday, November 4, 2010


Two priests within the past week have each said something hat has made me sit back and consider what being a Catholic means.

"Really, the only sin is not being open to God's Grace."
-Fr Bill

"Christianity is not a sentimental philosophy that we turn to only when things become difficult for us."
-Fr Roman

Not accepting our Lord's Grace is, indeed, the root of all sin; for, without Grace, we can not Love; and since Love is His Way and sin is, by nature, against the Way, sin must be cause by a lack of Grace. Given that Grace is always suffcient and that the only way we can not have the Grace we need to follow Christ is by rejecting - not accepting - it.
This is by no means easy, but it is the only Way to the Father.

I feel so sorry for those people who have never asked themselves why they are Christians. I feel even sorrier for those who have and who can't find an answer they find saisfactory. If eiher of these are you, know that you're in my prayers. I pity those who, in all things, have to see to believe: they will not see the mercy of God, they will not see LoveItself.

A very wise boy once said to me, "Sometimes you have to believe to see."


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