Wow! You say it sounds like I am a little angry.......I never thought of it that way, not now......at one time I was very angry. Years ago before I fell in love with Jesus! and that transformation changed my life, .... Your credentials on the upbringing in the catholic church I can relate! I too went to a catholic school and I actually DID hang out with the sisters. I spent several days a week with them, helping them, having a blast with them, learning scripture at a young age. Until I met my husband I had every intention of becoming a sister. Education? I am a devoted scripture teacher.....and I do not take everyones opinions as my own about the word of God. I allow the word to speak to me when I study, by the way with several translations, a hebrew text and a dictionary of Greek and hebrew words.
Why do you think there are so many denominations? People didnt like or agree with a certain aspect of scripture or doctrine! yes you are correct in the fact that i am seeking Truth.....Gods. I found that In Jesus! I love the catholic church and at the same time I am confused by it. i long to go and sit in the church the way I did when I was young. I felt the peace of God so strongly and I never wanted to leave that place. I DID see a lot of abuse within the church, mostly in the way I saw my catholic christian family live, like uncles and cousins. alcoholism, gambling and other things that the church contributes to. I dont need to be a theologion to figure that out!(scripture is sepcific about drunkenness)
I have pursued several avenues of education in my life. BY the way I am a mother and grandmother. Though you may have more knowledge in the catholic doctrine, or so it appears, that is I have lost touch of much of it. but I am relearning....... I believe I am on target about some of what I have said. Please know I am no longer angry .....just highly disappointed in what has happened to the church. However I am aware that there are many charismatic catholics! Actually I had a specific number written down however I am not quoting it because i dont know off hand. It is large. I do beleive that the church as we know it is changing forever......and knowing Jesus and believing what He has said is all that matters. So though you sound rather aggravated with me......I have taken down in notes , what you have said. Thank you for your honesty.....patience? Oh my have I got patience.......to be able to take correction and teaching like you seem to be able to give requires much patience from the listener!!! I am a mature christina therefore i can take correction and actually desire it when it is necessary. I want to know only the truth! God's!
Catholic catechism, I have also begun to learn again. Its amazing how much I have been able to recall. Thanks again and I will study what you have suggested. Food for thoguht....It is really most difficult to know what to read, remember they are all wirtten by men, some of stature and some not.....so are your quotes anymore accurate that what I am saying? dont you think that is a good question? Who has the correct interpretation? what I know.....I have put to practice what I have learned in scripture and my life has changed dramatically for the better! whole, healed and knowing my purpose in life.....the life he has for me. Isnt that what Jesus said about fruit or letting our light shine? Putting to practcie what He says> actually didnt He say His disciples were those who keep His word? Thanks again and God bless you for your honesty and your wisdom.....Look forward to your teaching......