FAITH

Firm belief in something for which there is no proof. That’s what Webster’s dictionary says about faith.

I am a cradle Roman Catholic, and in spite of growing up in the very dysfunctional home I grew up in, somehow, I developed a very strong faith and I am a devoted practicing Roman Catholic to this very day. In fact, I am the only sibling in my family who continued to practice my faith all throughout my life. However, for me, faith is not simply believing in something for which there is no proof. No, I have had many, many, experiences in my life that provided all the “proof” I will ever need to know why my faith is so strong, and why I practice my Roman Catholic faith every day of my life.

For me, faith is very different from church. I practice my faith everywhere I go. I don’t need to be in a church to practice my faith. My faith is in Jesus Christ alone, and not necessarily “the church”. I believe in Jesus with all my heart and soul. And, I believe that Jesus is really present in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, under the “appearance” of bread in the consecrated host or Eucharist, and I believe the Eucharist is not just a “symbol” of Jesus. That’s what draws me to the Catholic Church, the Mass, and why I love to spend time in our Adoration Chapel. If I didn’t believe with all my heart that Jesus himself was really present in the Eucharist, under the “appearance” of bread in the blessed sacrament, then I would just be spending my time in front of a piece of bread and what good would that do me? I go to mass on Sunday because I need to receive Jesus, in the Eucharist, into my body to feed my soul. I can pray, and practice my faith at home or anywhere I am, but I can’t receive Jesus, literally into my body, without receiving him the blessed sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. And, when my soul is fed by the body of Jesus, I am then able to put my faith into practice in my daily life. That’s what allowed me to forgive the unforgivable when my father tore my family apart. That is what allows me to move forward without bitterness and hatred in my heart. I couldn’t move forward with just a piece of bread to feed my soul. However, I don’t think all Catholics really believe Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. If they did, I don’t understand why there isn’t standing room only in the churches with Catholics lined up to receive the Holy Eucharist, and in our Adoration Chapels waiting to spend time in front of our Lord Jesus Christ. But, that’s not for me to judge, and I don’t, I just don’t understand it that’s all.

So why am I sharing all of this with all of you? Because I have been asked, by many of my dear friends if there have been any more scorpion sightings in our home. I am happy to say that there haven’t been any more scorpion sightings. And, I am even happier to report that I don’t expect to ever see another scorpion in my home again. Why? Because I believe in Jesus Christ, and I prayed about this, and put it before my sweet Jesus, and asked him to deliver me from this nightmare and drive all the scorpions out of my home and never let me be traumatized by them again. I asked Jesus to do that and I have complete faith and trust in him that he will give us what we ask for in faith, if it is within his will for us, and I know my sweet Jesus does not want me to be afraid or traumatized in my own home ever again. So, now, I can relax, and rest in the knowledge that my sweet Jesus has my back (and every other part of my body) on this. And, oh what a relief that is!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucie
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 22:20:47

    AMEN!

    Reply

    • beyondcinderella
      Jun 20, 2012 @ 23:45:40

      Thanks Lucie for your response. Have you found a Roman Catholic church in your area that you attend regularly so you can receive Holy Communion, and if so, do they have an Adoration Chapel?
      Love and miss you too…Cindy

      Reply

  2. gotham girl
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 01:01:38

    Just know that I’m saying my prayers for you too my frister to rid your home of those demons!!!! MORE! xoxo

    Reply

  3. Megs
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 17:16:45

    I love how devoted you are with your faith. You are truly an angel from up above. I love you!

    Reply

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