Good afternoon everyone,
I hope you all are doing well! I just wanted to state how much a difference a stroll around the block can make in your life. I just got better from a sinus infection recently, and finally got to go out on a walk after recovering from that sickness. If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps, just take a walk and breathe in that fresh air, and gaze upon God’s natural beauty in the world. It’ll do you a world of good, and you’ll find yourself feeling a lot better. My fiancé and I even went to the beach recently and we were just sitting on the beach, peering at all the beauty, and I just chuckled at the atheistic point of view: “Yeah, this was all some accident alright…”
It’s important to remember that just as we must not neglect our physical health, please do not neglect your spiritual health either! If you’ve fallen away from the Catholic Church, I urge you to go back to church next Sunday! Every Sunday is like a complete battery recharge to help reinvigorate your spirit and keep you focused on what’s really important in life.
If you’re not a member of the Church, I urge you to look into our wonderful community. When it comes to all things in life, don’t go by what other people tell you. You have to dig into the matter yourself. Just like in politics, the media, i.e. everyday people for this example, can often not be trusted. You have to do your own research. It wasn’t till I actually set some time aside, picked up the Bible, and started reading myself did I finally come to see how truly great God is to us. I urge you to do the same. If others are going to jump off a cliff (into a fiery pit), are you going to do so as well?
Look at this predominately atheistic world we live in, and how deprived it is of moral truth–divine truth. Now look at all the mortal sins they propagate: birth control, abortion, unmarried parents of children, adultery, porn, drugs, materialism, rampant violence and crimes, the lack of class in all things especially manners, and I could go on and on. Are these really the traits you want to pass on to the next generation?
It’s sad that most look at being a good follower as hard work–it’s really not. Following the Ten Commandments and all of God’s written word is life changing. You will see sin for the ugliness that it really is. You’ll feel greater empathy for your fellow neighbor and think more selflessly rather than all consumed with yourself. God is looking out for us with all of His divine laws, there’s a deep purpose for each and every single one of them. But look, he made us all to have free will by design. You can question things all you like but it won’t get you anywhere. You have to make that first step and fully commit to seeking out Our Lord yourself.
And I suggest getting to know Jesus first. Go on and read “The Gospel According to Mark,” it’s only 16 chapters, folks! And each chapter is typically only a few pages long–super quick read. Stop listening to everybody and get to know Our Lord for yourselves, rather than what other hellbent (pun intended) unbelievers preach to you. You will come to see why we love Jesus so much. He devoted all His time here on earth to the perfect good will of others and lived the most perfect, selfless life. Just like Him, we are called forth to take up our own cross and follow his selfless ways for the betterment of mankind.
After you come to know Him, get to know His Church–the Catholic Church (catholic means universal by the way).
“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:18-19; New American Bible Revised Edition).
If you research our Church history you will come to see that there’s a direct apostolic line that can be traced all the way back to Peter.
If you have any questions or concerns, anything that may be hindering you from joining the Church, feel free to message me anytime and we can dialogue. It always makes me sad when I go to church, seeing how wonderful it is for my soul, and knowing that there are so many people out there in the world that are missing out on this wonderful experience.
Don’t let the hypocrisy of others prevent you from getting to know God. There are hypocrites to be found in every single institution on this planet. The infamous traitor, Judas himself, was once even an apostle, remember? The devil is the prince of this world after all, but Jesus gives us the power to sanctify ourselves from his wicked ways. He allows him to tempt us to bring out greater good, and to remind us that we need to always rely on the Lord.
Just because you see some examples of hypocrisy, you turn a complete blind eye to religion?! That’s disregarding all the good that our faith has brought the world throughout the ages! Read about all our great saints that are the very pinnacle of how any Catholic Christian should strive to be like. They lived some of the most selfless and charitable lives you’d ever imagine. And the closer that they got to God, the more graces he shed upon them, enabling them to perform some of the greatest miracles ever through His will. But don’t take my word for it, read about them yourselves! Some one put it rather nicely, they said something along the lines of: Not going to church because of hypocrites is like not going to the gym because of fat people there. Makes sense right?
“Whoever has ears ought to hear” (Matthew 13:9).
Which is to say, those that are reasonable ought to hear this message and take it to heart, rather than let Satan feed you more lies and prevent you from going to Jesus’ wonderful Church.
This is Daniel signing out.
Peace, love, and may God bless you all!