I often overwhelm myself with ideas for posts. I try to spare you the inane details of my life (What? You don’t think I do?) I have high hopes that I can change the world with the right words – I’m more of an optimist than you might think. And then, eventually, I fall short or become paralyzed by too many ideas, and I end up doing nothing at all. You probably have no idea what this feels like…
I got to thinking, as I try to do: what if I just shared a small part of my faith in simple terms? I can do that.
My intentions with Catholic 101 is to share a bit of Catholicism with you in hopes that you will pass it along to someone in need. No, I don’t want to do this for the traffic – I highly doubt these snippets would do the trick. Instead, I hope these are quick little blurbs that you can email someone who has questions about being Catholic.
I would imagine this goes without saying, but I’m not perfect as I lead you to believe, I’m sure. I might make mistakes. Please (nicely) let me know when I do. However, these posts are not designed for you to hate on the Church and stir up debate, but I would be more than happy to try to answer earnest questions, so ask away!
My First Topic: The Church is for Sinners
Catholicism is a sinner’s religion. It was not designed for people to live out perfectly. Instead, it offers the promise that no matter how badly we sin, the Church offers guidance and forgiveness.
In fact, the leaders of the Church sin too. I don’t need to go into this; you can probably tell me a million ways.
But, it is not the people that make up what we believe. Instead, it is the teachings of Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago that are the only perfection we have.
Don’t judge the Church by it’s people. We are a bunch of sinners striving to better ourselves each day in the image of Christ.
**Catholic 101 posts are designed to be short snippets of our faith. Please consider emailing this to one person who might be seeking an answer.**