This will be my 12th year here and I have never seen so many threads with so many people almost assuming that the Church has failed, or that this or that scripture, devotion, you name it - it falsified, contradictory or just plain untrue.
Why so much doubt? Our Lord upbraided the twelve for their doubt and lack of faith. Ah, the interwebz. Nothing but doubts fostered there. Counter-claims, “proof” that this or that is false. Oh, there is good news, but the bad news leads. The bad catches the eye, then the mind, then the heart - a dangerous progression - like cancer.
People, it is late in Lent, but consider giving up the media.
ALL of it (except CatholicTV/radio). The MSM “news”, social media, commercial radio, newspapers, magazines, everything. Is it a shock? At first, but then you come to realize that it was just noise, chattering and murmuring.
I got sick of it all and gave it up. I am by all measures happier and my faith is more settled. It is now more centered on Christ and less on attacks on Him.
Peter walked on water until he took his eyes off of Christ. This lesson applies to each and every one of us, not just to Peter.
Had to say it, as doubt is running rampant.