Why will I stay a Catholic?
Well why not?
I look around me and see what is happening in this world today and it is pure craziness and the consequences are turning us into self absorb, anything goes, with a god complex.
Though even though we have this god complex , at the same time we are destroying the dignity of the human being and the value of life itself. We honestly cannot see past our own beliefs of self absorb rights. It is our rights and our choices and the abuse of taking our freedom and erasing or avoiding consequences that is spinning the human race down the one way path to hell. And quite literally! If Satan has anything to do with it he will make sure it continues to do so by whispering the lies we so readily and desire to believe. Not because we want to be manipulated by Satan but because we have a yearning to have our desires meet. Because we are human after all and each and everyone one of us constantly searches for that fulfilment that we so yearn for, so that we may feel completed and whole within ourselves.
But what as humans we lack to grasp is where Satan steps in and takes advantage and paints us a pretty picture to tempt us with.
The only thing Satan has to promises us is a distorted version of the truth and that is for his own selfish gain-because he wants us in hell with him!
Yet we fail to see that someone is offering us the absolute truth. But not only that a love that will fulfil all those desires we long for.
And He does.
How do I know this? Because He has at moments in my life done this for me.
Would Satan die on the cross for me? No he wouldn’t. Because Satan would prefer that I die for HIM! He makes sure of that by helping us take that path straight to hell. He helps us by whispering lies in our ears so we doubt our faith than doubt ourselves and those around us. Which makes us vulnerable and easy prey .
But the church, the Catholic Church wants us to live with truth and freedom. To love fully and completely not just towards each other but towards Christ Himself. Christ is constantly reaching out for us by not spinning us a web of lies to catch us in but by telling us the truth even when we don’t want to hear it.
Yet human weakness is constantly being shown through our inability to accept God’s given truth.
Our original sin is bringing havoc to the world and man is too foolish and easily fooled to stop for a moment and connect the dots. That maybe , just maybe the church has a point when it comes to abortion for example. That if a mother can kill her child before it is even born, in the most safest place for a child to be conceived and nurtured in than what hope do we have for each other? What value do we hold for our neighbour? Our spouse? Our parents? Our children?
What value do we hold for God who sent His son to pay for our sins?
We think its our right to contracept, to distort marriage, to kill and murder, to experiment on human stem cells, to change our own gender if we wish too, to mutilate our bodies to fit our own ideals of perfection, to demand conception of a child with out the loving embrace of the marriage act. We justify all these things and more by claiming that it is our right because we want it. But yet we do all this blindly and fail to see how this is all spinning the world out of control.
Christ values our worth and dignity before we are even conceived in our mother’s womb. God want’s the very best for us and loves us completely and because He is the creator He knows how we can achieve that.
Yet we are not listening.
Or so it seems.
For those who strive to listen to God and what He wants for us, we know that it is possible to reach the love God wants us to have. To reach the holiness of a saint.
I know with out any hesitation that God loves me fully, better than I can love myself or anyone and better than any other person loving me. I know that He wants me in heaven with Him. So therefore He has a will and plan for my life that will eventually get me to the kingdom of heaven where I will be eternally happy and in peace.Nobody else loves me THAT much, even with all my faults and imperfections.
See, so far the world keeps proving itself wrong with out taking any responsibility for it,while the Church keeps proving herself right over and over again regardless if the world will admit it let alone acknowledge it.
The world can call me foolish and old fashion and quite frankly what ever it wants because the world does not love me.
This is why I will stay a Catholic.
Why will you stay Catholic?