The challenge is on. Write a post each day in April (minus Sundays) using the letters of the alphabet as your guide.
The theme I have chosen is "Why I Love Being Catholic".
Definition: Great respect; reverence.
Bible: Hebrews 13:7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider
the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith" (Heb. 13:7).
Personal: On a couple occasions my children have come home from school telling me something disturbing their friends have said. It goes something like this:
"So-and-so says Catholics just believe a bunch of lies." When pressed further, it usually stems from our recognition of the Blessed Mother or how we "worship" statues.
It sounds so ridiculous to someone who was raised knowing that our respect for the saints is just that...respect. We look to the saints to help us on our way. They were human like we are, with strengths and weaknesses. Some of them even strayed far, far way from God, yet found their way back. They give us hope.
We venerate them. They are human role models who help us live lives of goodness for God.
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