Random Musings of Faith – July 25, 2014
Today’s thoughts while walking the beach:
In my conversations with many people both in and outside the Church, I have found a profound difference between those who have a deep relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and those who do not. I was recently on a long walk with a young man who is married and soon (very soon) to become a father. His profound love for Jesus was so clear in our conversation. He loved the Lord personally and had come to know him communally in the Church. All of the other relationships, all of the choices he made in his life, the direction in which his life was moving flowed from that deep, abiding love of Christ and his Church. So much of what our Faith held and taught made sense to him precisely because his life was Christ-centered. I hadn’t had such a wonderful four-mile walk in a long time …
Some clarity flowed in my own thoughts as a result of my time with him. One cannot begin to understand why the Church teaches what it knows to be the truth and then accept and live her discipline as a disciple with gratitude and joy until one “sits at the foot of the Master” and says, “Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that you are the way, the truth and the life.”
The work of evangelization is first and foremost a personal witness to the profound love that I have for Jesus Christ so that others may know and love Him as well.