Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Catholic Convert

"My family was supportive, but my friends were not in the least bit. Most of them doubted that I could ever change or stick with it. They were just waiting for me to fall again. In a way, that doubt from other people pushes you harder. I looked at their doubt in me as an extra source of motivation."
Those words from a Catholic convert in an interview at definitely struck a familiar chord. It reminded me of the time when I broke down after hearing discouraging words from someone I considered a friend. Katie Lewis there was right to turn other people's doubt as an extra source of motivation to push yourself even further and go the extra mile in your love for the Lord. As for my  vocation, I am slowly settling down at the thought that obviously not everyone is called to a life of contemplation. There is no doubt in that. But definitely you cannot blame monks and cloistered nuns for giving up their entire lives to pray and be close to God. That is the true meaning of sacrifice.


  1. go lang! If you are really called for it, then go, the humble person knows what is right especially if it is of God's will,


  2. But definitely you cannot blame monks and cloistered nuns for giving up their entire lives to pray and be close to God. That is the true meaning of sacrifice.

    Your above statement is NOT correct; that monks and cloistered nuns cannot be blamed for giving up their entire lives to be close to God as a true meaning of sacrifice. Why?? because it is is not done according to the Will of God. God says all sacrifices by mankind are a filthy rags sight in the eyes of God.

    In Isaiah 64:6 - But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    Jesus in Mathew 7:21 said - "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    Then the will hear the dreadful from the Lord Jesus, as under:

    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    Therefore we cannot enter heaven on our own efforts, when we die and leave this world because God does not accept human offering of sin as a sacrifice for the remission of sin. The above verses indicate what I am trying to convey.

    Therefore for one to enter heaven Mathew 7:21 clearly says that we need to only do the Will of God, to enter heaven from this life.

    So the question to you is: What is the Will of the Farther we must do to enter heaven?

    1. I'm guessing you're not Catholic by the way you just shoot bible verses out of context.

      I don't know from what shoot of Christianity you are but religious / consecrated life have always been a part of the Catholic Tradition. And am sorry to blurt it to you that there are those actually 'called' to a life of self-denial and sacrifice in union with the greatest sacrifice of Christ.

      Simply saying 'to do the Will of God' is too vague. That's where proper discernment and contemplation based on the Truth of the Church comes in. I don't know what Truth you are holding. But as for me, I'm certainly sticking to the Truth held by the Catholic Church.

  3. REMEMBER: God does NOT accept Human sacrifices in order to be close to God or to enter into heaven.

    1. Again. Another bible verse taken out of context.


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