Saturday, May 19, 2007

Welcome Home!

I seldom delve into things religious here, but that's more from a lack of time than anything else. I read this piece today and just wanted to share it- Rome-ward Bound. As a convert to Catholicism myself, I love to see when others 'come home' to Rome!

I especially like how Catholics and Evangelicals are moving beyond branding each other as hell-bound heretics and finding those areas of common ground that make us brothers and sisters in Christ without denying the things that keep us separated.

As he says here-

In short, they [Catholic converts] have more in common theologically with evangelicals than with liberal Catholics, and evangelicals themselves, in many respects, have more in common with traditional Catholics than with mainline Protestants. Especially on social and political issues, there is much room for common cause.

This dovetails nicely into something a friend of mine wrote in her LJ recently about evangelising.

It's all about finding the common ground without forgetting the importance of the things that separate us, and letting our lives be such that others want what we have.

Okay, that makes more sense in my head....hopefully you get what I'm trying to say!

In any case, I also want to open this up to any of my non-Catholic readers as a place to ask questions about Catholicism. So, go ahead...ask away! If I don't know the answer, I'm sure I can find it! ;)



At May 21, 2007 10:12 PM, Blogger Alicia said...

Beautifully put, and thanks for the link. I agree--reminds me of something I heard on a Catholic podcast yesterday. He was talking about going to Protestant Bible Studies, how we could learn clear and true things, but we needed not to lose track of the things that made us distinctly Catholic. Those are so clear and deep, and beautiful, I think. Anyway, I'll be watching this--I hope everyone posts questions!


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