Don’t YOU JUST LOVE IT, when you belong to a Church, that fits BOTH SCRIPTURE AND HISTORY, perfectly. LIKE THEY WERE MADE FOR EACH OTHER!?
Heaven on earth, a Church that welcomes all Peoples, all states of life, rich & poor, cripple & beautiful, a Church of sinners striving to be Saints & those who are already Saints. Actually, this magnificent Church is not only Heaven on Earth, but Heaven & Earth as well in the communion of saints the “Cloud of Heavenly Witnesses” (Heb. 12:1), cheering us on. A Church of Unity, seeking Holy Community. Of one Mind; one Spirit; one Body: the Body of Christ… Jesus prayed, “That they may be One, Father, as you & I are One.” Let us pray for Christian Unity, it is God’s prayer.
Lord, Every Nation; Every Tribe come together to worship You, as One Big Family…
This Church Jesus promised to build on Peter, that “the gates of the underworld will never prevail against” …imagine that? I have confidence in Jesus word. Like a little child, I feel safe, cared for, provided for, protected. I don’t have to reinvent Christianity, or what it should look like. I just need to put my hand in Those of Jesus, trusting He Is the Way & HIS Church follows it, just as He said it would.
Scripture, History, Science. All add, pointing to The Catholic Church, only God can do that! Truth is Symphonic. Truth is Somebody… His Name is Jesus. The Bible says, “the pillar & foundation of Truth is the Church” 1 Tim 3:15.
Scripture / Church Teaching & Sociology proving it… Beauty, Architecture, Paintings, Stained Glass; incense; liturgy!!!! Intellect or Reason & Faith… Body & Spirit. Spirit & Truth. One Message. Rock solid. Sinners & Saints. Those on earth & those in Heaven, united in one family. No divorce!!! Feasting & fasting. Music, glorious Gregorian chants & Silence. Bells & Smells. Beauty & Bear Basics. Poverty & Riches. The Healthy & the Lame. The Value of Suffering & Embracing of Healing. Love! Eros & Agape both seen as good & holy & necessary: a Gift! Marriage & Celibacy elevated. Wisdom & Simplicity. Great Minds & Humble Folk side by side. Every Nation, every tribe, every age. Active & Contemplative… Practical & Spiritual. The same everywhere yet with different flavors. Respect of All Human Life…. Ahhh
“O my God, I love Thee!”-Saint Therese, the Little Flower♥
Jesus gave us the Gift of His Father to be our Father, & His Mother to be our Mother! I LOVE it! How complete is that? How perfect Your Ways, Lord. You Are Beautiful! & I Love Thee.
“Jesus, You are my best friend, You will always be, nothing will ever change that!”