Friends I am not just citing catholics…
check out my message to non catholic christians
I believe being sensitive and not judging in one of the answers as nlm said in the “do you have to be Catholic to get into Heaven” thread
If more people were sensitive to the needs of others, I believe this would indeed be a better world. If more people took the time to smile or say hello it would go a long way to helping others who may be having a bad day. When the rules are all that matters then the people suffer. There is not enough" touchy-feely "going on in the world.
Jesus wasn’t all that touchy-feely either
To say Jesus was not touchy-feely. How sad. What was He doing when he welcomed the little children. Why did He cry when His friend Lazarus died? Are these not examples of showing one’s feelings?
distracted then replied
i think there is too much touchy feely… phony touchy feely that is…
i don’t like people always smiling at me walking down the street, saying Hi… I don’t dislike it a lot but it makes me feel uncomfrotable… mabye its because i am Catholic…
yes Jesus offended just about everyone…
and i am following in his footsteps…
I wonder if distracted is the only one who feels this way
distracted or anyone else who believes this way, in due respect, if you believe Jesus wanted to offend people and you want to follow in His footsteps and you want to offend peoplenjust the same …please stick around nlm or MelanieAnne or tweetymon and I believe they will do their best to illustrate the love of Jesus to you
MelanieAnne, bless her heart, replied
Speaking only for myself, if you “love” someone, that means you treat them kindly. Way too many people don’t “get that”. So I thought I’d go on record.
No, Jesus didn’t give me that definition, He just told us to “Love one another” as He loved us.
tweetymom, bless her heart too, replied…
You are right on and you can put me on your record. Sometimes I get carried away and believe me I get in trouble
Get in trouble for loving someone?
what a shame:(
tweetymom also said to nlm
It is very hard to share or be polite in some places. I am sorry for some of the sarcasm showed to you!
now that is being sensitive to nlm’s needs …bless your heart tweetymom as you continued…
I feel that you are a strong man of God and I wish you well in your journey with Christ. I will always remember and will pray for you and your family. In Christ’s love
nlm summed up his experience on these forums …
It is very difficult to believe that some of these posters profess to be Christ followers. Contrary to what is being posted here, I have never accused anyone of being wrong. I am on record as saying that I respect all denominations and what THEY believe even if it is not what I believe. Being arrogant, sarcatic and nasty is not very christian. Of course WWJD is not in the Bible but are we not instructed to imitate Jesus and the way He lived His life? I do not think sarcasm etc. were the way He dealt with issues even His enemies He forgave He did not ridicule. It is VERY sad for members of any denomination to be so nasty to others. The teachings I do not accept are man made and have nothing to do with the Commandments of God nor His teachings.When any of you walk out of the confessional and have done your penance do you not believe that should you die at that moment you would be saved as you are in a state of grace at that moment?That is what I was taught when I was a Roman Catholic. It’s unbelievable how questions are ignored many times. I have asked what the official position of the RCC is on eulogies. All I received was a sarcastic answer eluding to donations. Anytime I have shared what the liturgy is like in our church no comments are ever made. This tells me that there is a fear on the part of some on this forum to admit that there are other forms of worship which may be pleasing to God. Respect is a word which is laking greatly here. To say Jesus was not touchy-feely. How sad. What was He doing when he welcomed the little children. Why did He cry when His friend Lazarus died? Are these not examples of showing one’s feelings? That is the problem here. Not unlike the Jews in the OT, some are so hung up on the rules that you can’t add any degree of humanity to them. If you are unable to see the value of a smile from your fellow christian in your place of worship then I really do feel sorry for you. Jesus found fault with the jews who could not see around the rules to show compassion. Before you ask me where it says that in the Bible I am referring to healing on the Sabboth. I foolishly thought I had found an opportunity to get answers to ligitimate questions I have had for years. I was wrong.So as hard as I try to get answers to my questions it seems more impossible than ever.I will pray for my RC brothers and sisters as I do daily. My prayer will be that God soften the hearts of some of you and make you more open to sharing what your teachings are all about. I will pray that when ligitimate questions are asked of you that sarcasm does not prevent you from answering the question honestly. I wish you all the best and I want to thank those of you who did show christian values and compassion in your responses
See you in heaven NLM
my experience here is similiar to nlm’s.
There is also an open invitation for all non catholic christians to come home to the one true church Jesus founded the catholic church.
In the thread dburke said
Come back to the church my friend, come back to your Catholic roots, no matter what the reason you left.
I respect that is what catholics believe, I am not going to debate your belief on that.
However, I believe in my heart of hearts that Jesus founded His church of…one of love and not judgement and insensitivity.
Based on some of the threads in these forums,
does one see love?
does one see judgement and insensitivity?
I believe all of us have some work to do in showing more love to the lost world. Some of what nlm said hit home with me personally.
How about with you??
May God bless us all with His desire to love one another more
In Jesus name I pray, amen