Sunday, June 26, 2011

Catholic in the South...

... my poor evangelical Free Will Pentecostal Community of the Most Holy Baptist Rebellion Church going neighbors don't know what to make of The Boy & I.

She called me yesterday, a tad concerned, and wanted to know why my son told hers that we were feasting on Christie's corpse this weekend.

6 comments:

Rich said...

LOL!

I'm reminded of a devout elderly lady from our church who, when she saw a statue of OL of Fatima with the three children in front said, "Oh those Protestants are always scandalized by us Catholics kneeling in front of statues. Whatever would they say to statues kneeling in front of statues."

Anonymous said...

I don't know. Sometimes I get tired of the catty Protestant comments. It's like the feeling you get when you read the New York Times; you never feel quite welcome.....oh well....I'll get over it....

Anonymous said...

Wait until the congregation of Mt. Hebron United Methodist down the road sees the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe I plan on installing at the end of my driveway!

Christopher Lake said...

For years, I was an ex-Catholic, and anti-Catholic, Protestant. I understand many of the specious arguments against Catholicism ("idolatry" and so on), because sadly, I bought into them myself. (I was not a very well-catechized Catholic.)

In August, I will celebrate my first, blessed anniversary of returning to the Church, a happy, grateful, and still a bit shocked, revert!

Honestly, it still brings tears to my eyes, now, to think of how God began the stirring in my heart, on a seemingly average day in 2009 (*while* I was volunteering at my Protestant "ecclesial community," no less!), which led to my reversion.

I pray for Protestants and non-Catholics in general, that God would help them so see the truth of the Church and her teachings. I am living proof that God can reach us in a way of His choosing, even when our hearts are not really open to what He might have to tell us. As a Protestant, I was not open to even *considering* that Catholics were *Christians* (I admit this, ashamedly), and yet, God still reached me, where I was, and began changing my heart and mind.

It is so great to be Catholic! I still love my Protestant separated brethren very much (even though many of them no longer consider me to be a Christian, as a returned Catholic), but there is no other Home for me on earth than Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church! I give thanks and praise to Him, for it is right to do so, always!!!

Christopher Lake said...

P.S. Born and raised in the Deep South. Alabama, to be exact, for 26 years, and now living in Maryland, again... and staying here, if God allows! After all, the state is named after Our Lady! I love it! :-)

David Meyer said...

Hey Christopher! Nice to bump into you here my fellow con/revert! The Prot/Cath distinction became really bold for me the other day (the Friday before the feast of Corpus Christi!) when my nephew wondered why we don't have a "feast" at mass like the Bible shows the early church doing. I was a bit dumbstruck, but then realized he thinks of things in terms of bread/food where as my first comment to him was "We EAT THE FLESH OF GOD!... a "feast" does not get any more intense than that!" As it often does, the conversation fizzled with perplexed looks at the crazy Catholic guy. Oh well. I am just so thankfull to get to recieve Jesus now as a Catholic.