March 30th, 2018

heartbeat of all

5 Years a Catholic

Behold, behold the wood of the cross
On which was hung our Salvation.
O come, let us adore.

It was 5 years ago today that I said, in front of many witnesses:

I believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God.

And I meant it. 

For many who could be reading this, it's an outrageous statement. "But don't they believe..." The vast majority of things that come after that statement when it's made: yes, unequivocally, and with good reason.

To those who believe that those of us who are religious should just keep quiet about it, imagine for a moment the most profound moment of your life, the foundation of who you are. How often have you told the story? Sure there's plenty of people who disrespect the boundaries of others and tell their stories disrespectfully, and that's deeply unfortunate. (Of course, there's both secular and spiritual examples of this.)

Today marks the most profound day, the most important day in all of history. On the day he was crucified, Jesus says, 

For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.

And Pilate responds:

What is truth?
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