Another thing I love about being Catholic

Here’s another thing I love about being Catholic: all the heavy lifting has been done for me. I am not responsible for establishing the faith, I am not responsible for interpreting the Bible for myself or anybody else, and I am not responsible for determining what constitutes the Bible. This is because there is a Deposit of Faith that was “once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). It can be summed up thusly by Jesus himself: “My doctrine is not mine, but him who sent me.” (John 7:16).

1 Cor 15:3 seems to echo John 7:16: “For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures…”

I want to learn about this Faith but I don’t have to figure it out as if to establish it. See the difference? It was already established a long time ago and so we enter into what has already been established. We are children of God, and it is His good pleasure to give us the Kingdom. He gives it. We do not earn it.treasure-box-2

The Church has been like a Christian treasure box for me, with so many wonderful things to discover. I don’t have to dig to get to them; I am not responsible for bringing them forth as if I was in labor. They are there for anybody to discover and enjoy.

It makes perfect sense that God would set it up this way.


Author: everybodysdaughter

I'm an adult child of divorce, having been raised in multiple divorce/remarriage situations. I'm writing in order to shed light on the problems of divorce from the perspective of the child. I will also discuss problems with other non-triad family structures, since there is a lot of overlap. People often think that better parenting skills will overcome problems in non-triad arrangements. While I agree that parenting skills are important, they cannot overcome the problems I discuss such as fractured ontology and perpetual liminality. I converted to the Catholic faith in 2012, and will discuss Catholic things from time to time as well.

9 thoughts on “Another thing I love about being Catholic”

    1. You’re the second person to tell me this in less than one week. I have thought much about it, but it’s just not coming together in my mind yet. I’d appreciate prayers for that intention. Thank you for the encouragement. ❤


      1. Give it time, but you really have a talent for writing and inspiring others when you do. The first thing I would do though, is place a copyright notice on this blog. I have not read everything of yours but intend to. Just what you write on this blog to my way of thinking is worth publishing. I know what I am talking about as my husband and myself donated over 2000 books to the library. I am not saying I am an expert but since reading is all over my home I think I know a good book when I see one, and I do see one when I read what you write. Will pray for you for sure. Love and God Bless, SR

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      1. Well, that’s an oversimpification. I believe that the Church is Christ’s bride, charged by him to proclaim the Gospel and what God wants us to believe and do in regards to faith and morals. If the the Church is who she says she is, then I’ve taken the right course of action. The Church and Christ are one, so there’s not a contradiction to say “I follow Christ,” and “I follow the Church.” “Whoever hears you, hears me.”


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