The Gospel

I went to a Catholic service today, with some members of my extended family, and thoroughly enjoyed it, which is strange.  I grew up as a Catholic and eventually found a number of points I disagreed with.  By the grace of God, I found a different church which is more in line with my beliefs.  However, the message preached today was very good.  It was a simple message about faith versus the flesh (this world), and children.

We are instructed to have faith as children have faith (Mark 10:13-16) and avoid the things of the flesh (our sinful nature – Galatians 5, Romans 8).  The faith children have is simple, not weighed down by logic or philosophy.  Don’t misunderstand, I do value logic and philosophy, as well as a good debate, but it is so good to return to a simple strong faith.  It’s good to return to the roots of faith.

I longed to hear the gospel (“good news”) after the service was over, and I was tempted to ask the priest to explain it to me, just to hear what he would say.  This is an area where I could improve in, knowledge of the gospel, that I may explain it with clarity and urgency.  I’m curious, too, if Catholics share the same basis for their faith.

I was reminded of this site.  It has an excellent explanation of the basics of Christian faith and the good news of Jesus Christ.  I was also reminded that Awana has a PDF that explains the gospel very well.

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Published in: on July 6, 2008 at 9:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

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