I believe Father John Saward said in best in Cradle of Redeeming Love:
I make no claim to originality. Self-consciously original theology tends always to be heretical theology. Orthodox theology has, by contrast, a blessed familiarity, for it does no more than assist the faithful in understanding what they already believe; its surprises are the outcome not of human ingenuity but of divine infinitude, the sign of a Truth that is ever ancient and ever new.
Indeed, anything written on this blog is hardly my own. My job is really just bringing together bits of wisdom from different times and different people and putting them neatly in one place: this blog. It is my prayer that those nuggets will bring you closer to God, and help you fall ever more in love with him. And if you, my dear reader, and I are able to develop a friendship in the process, I will consider myself that much more blessed.
May our God, who IS love, bless you both now and in eternity!
My “Re-version” Story
Raised Catholic – but sadly I knew of Jesus instead of actually knowing Him. Once I was confirmed I stopped going to Mass entirely.
In college I was hanging out with a good friend, and one her friends. Her friend asked if I was religious, to which I innocently responded, “yes.” Well my good friend literally laughed out loud. You might imagine my indignation! (Leave it to God to use my pride to draw me back to Him!)
But later on, when I calmed down and started thinking about it, I realized she was right. So that Sunday I went to Mass for the first time in a reallly long time. While there I was so overwhelmed with the recognition of how much God had done for me even while I was ignoring Him, and how strong His love was for me, that I cried. It’s the first time I can ever really remember meeting/finding Jesus.
I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Thomas Howard and his wife, and I think she put it best: “God caught me.” Indeed He did! Ever since I’ve been trying to make my life Christo-centric and learn as much as I can about my faith.
God is good! All the time!