I implore and encourage all Catholics to proclaim your love of Jesus openly through words and actions; to proclaim your Christianity!
Know and believe this: you are a follower of Jesus, you are saved and you are born again!
The Catholic Church has brought this to the world: Jesus, our faith, The Bible, educational institutions, healthcare institutions and numerous contributions to Art, Music, Science and Language among other things including but not limited to Tradition!
Be boldly Catholic! We make up the body of Jesus Christ! He is the head, we are the members or the body. It’s a mystery.
Jesus himself instituted the Church and the Papacy. Jesus himself instituted the sacraments and the Eucharist and Confession and all the rest, all 7 sacraments are from God, not man made.- it’s not man made, it’s Biblical – see, https://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/churb1.htm.
Jesus never said take up your Bible and follow me. Jesus only said, take up your cross daily and follow me and again, in my Father’s house there are many mansions. See Matthew 16:24-26 and John 14:2. As a matter of fact it states in the Bible, John 21:25, that not everything Jesus did was recorded, hence we have Tradition!
Catholic’s don’t worship Mary, Our Blessed Mother, and The Mother of God. Nor do we worship other saints; and YES! It’s all biblical, please read, https://walkbyfaithtolive.com/2016/04/10/mary-theotokos-mother-of-jesus-mother-of-god-our-good-mother-a-biblical-basis/
Do not be afraid Catholic’s! Learn and study your Bible. We have the fullness of truth in The Liturgy of The Word and The Liturgy of The Eucharist and The Liturgy of Hours and The Rosary and ALL the other prayers of The Church.
Please read, https://walkbyfaithtolive.com/2015/11/04/the-pinnacle-of-christianity-is-the-catholic-mass-but-why-the-mass-explained-part-1-its-history/
It’s all Biblical! Not man made!
I also want to point out I have learned from my Christian brothers and sisters who are not Catholic. Let’s focus on what we have in common, our Love of Jesus as the one and only Lord and Savior. As Jesus told us, “I am the way, the truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me!” And It’s Biblical.
I have also learned from The Jewish faith as we should never forget Judaism is the root that Christianity and Islam stems from and we do have commonalities as Christians with Jews and Muslims. The Catholic Mass is rooted in Judaism. Jesus practiced Judaism and He gave us the Mass and the priesthood on the night He was betrayed. Also read John Chapter 6 and The Road to Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke. He also gave us the sacrament of Confession after he rose from the dead but before he ascended into heaven. And He gave us His Mother at the foot of the Cross. The saints over the last 2000 years are our friends and helpers in our walk with and toward Jesus!
Whether Hindu, Buddhist or any other religion or faith or even Atheist or Agnostic let is never forget we are all children of The creator and we can learn from each other if we have respectful dialogue.
Please read and study all four Gospels, The Acts of The Apostles, all the writings from St. Paul and all the other New Testament writers including St. Peter, St. James and the book of Revelation by the Apostle and Evangelist, St. John. The letter from James in particular is an excellent piece of writing on faith and works and how they work together. Meet with your pastor or priest to discuss what you have read. Practice bending your will to God, listen to Him, spend time with Him in silence. You have to work at it. Make sure you are not asking God to bend His will to your whims. Go to Mass every Sunday and make the sacraments of confession and Holy Communion a regular part of your life. Find a small faith sharing and Gospel reflection group at your parish to meet and study with on a weekly basis.
Please feel free to reply if you have any questions and most of all please pray for peace, unity and harmony and for all to follow the Divine will of God, which brings true happiness and joy in this life and the next!
May God bless you abundantly and may you experience the fullness of His life within you!
Keep walking! never stop walking in faith, and never forget to pray for me as I am praying for you, daily!!!