1. Continual salvation.
2. Theology of suffering.
3. Saving us vs. saving me.
4. Where the buck stops (the Vatican).
5. Pressing on to the high calling (Good Works).
6. A great cloud of witnesses (Saints).
7. Mary, my loving Mother.
8. Sin, I'm accountable.
9. Dipped or Dunked?
10. Loving my incarnation.
I am in the process of converting to the Catholic Church. What was supposed to be a stop gap measure en route to another Protestant membership has forever changed my life. I am wayyyy out of my comfort zone. Thanks be to God.
I never thought about the Reformation. Luther and all those questions were not a part of my early religious training. I was not aquainted with Reformation Protestantism let alone the Church it was hell bent on protesting and reforming. I heard the Nicene Creed first when I was in my thirties. I was ignorant. I remained ignorant in spite of my involvement in several mainline denominations, and study for a masters degree in medieval religious history. I was raised to be a Pentecostal Fundamentalist. This non-traditional understanding of God's love for us has had a death like grip on me. Or more truthfully I have had a death like grip on it. Just now at 55 am I able to loosen my hold on what at best was a lot of nonsense and at worst, wrong. What I was taught as a child did not contain the whole Truth. But I believed it hook, line and sinker. Why, and why did it take me so long to come to Truth? God only knows. I make the last statement in faith.
This blog is evolving as am I. I will now be writing more about my faith journey than my physical journey. I will begin by writing posts about the differences I see between my quasi Protestant understanding of God and my dawning Catholic understanding of God. I expect to see my expanded faith with more clarity at time goes on. I am currently seeing through a glass darkly but things are lightening up daily.
Okay enough for now. Love Bea