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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Sunday, November 11, 2007

What we take for granted

Too often, those of us who are committed to our Catholic faith just sail through without really considering the bountiful feast that we have before our eyes. I know I am guilty of "existing" through a Mass, being preoccupied when blessing myself with holy water, chattering before Mass, complaining about the homeless panhandlers outside the church doors, etc. And yet, through it all, underneath it all, I hope and pray each day to appreciate and give thanks for the many blessings Christ has given me as a Catholic.

Last year I wrote a review of the book "May Crowning, Mass and Merton: 50 Reasons I love being Catholic.

Now I've come across a new blog, Growing Up, by Karen, a woman who is now in the "final stretch" of converting to the Catholic Church. As such, she has a fresh and beautiful faith and appreciation of the depths and reality that is before her - what a treat to read her posts and journey with her! And now she has posted a lovely post entitled What I love (or will love) about being Catholic. Go check it out, and pray for her and all the others who are coming home soon!


Blogger Karen said...

Thanks for the link and the nice words of encouragement! I appreciate it!

November 12, 2007 10:44 AM  

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