Monday, March 21, 2011

Why am I Catholic? (Part VI: Conclusion)

At the end of this testimony of why I am Catholic, I will sum it up as follows: In being Catholic I am called to live a life of faith based on Holy Scriptures and Holy Catholic Church teachings as guided by the Holy Spirit. In being Catholic I am called to see the good in all people, to see Christ in everyone around me with no exception, to confess my sins and forgive others, to partake of his body and blood, to trust in God’s love and mercy, to acknowledge God’s immanence and transcendence, to profess God’s mystery and revelation, to love Mary as my mother, to love the Saints and the poor sinners as my brothers and sisters. There is so much more to say such as the grace of God through his seven sacraments, but what I wrote suffice for now.

Finally it is through Catholicism that I confess Christ as my light, my life, my truth, my hope, my way, my salvation, my God, and my beloved. I am what I am by the grace of God but having said all what I said I also give glory to God for being present to his beloved ones outside Catholicism and Christianity. May God have mercy on my ignorance and forgive my hidden pride for he proclaimed through his prophet: "As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:9) Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me a sinner.

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