Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Where the bishop is, there is the Church"


said Saint Ignatius. And I add, where the Church is, there is Christ, for He and His Bride, the Church, are One, and where Christ is, is heaven our final hope and Home. But until we hopefully arrive there, Jesus gave us Holy Mother Church, the pillar and bulwark of Truth, our refuge, our teacher. At Mass is where Heaven and earth embrace. Where Heaven kisses earth and the Church Triumphant mingles with the Church militant, still fighting the battles below. Resplendent in the sunshine of Rome she stands as a strong, faithful Mother, ready to welcome all her children, those who've stayed and those who've strayed in their lives. She is full of saints and sinners, princes and paupers, barons and beggars, but she has never been dealt a 'death blow.' The gates of Hell have not nor will they prevail against her. She still stands unchanging in matters of faith and morals, after 2009 years. No other church or religion has done that. None.

I'm overwhelmed at the gift of being wrapped in her arms. I will never leave her again. She longs for us all to be one. If you've ever had a curiosity about the Catholic Church/or would like to seriously pursue what it is the Church believes and teaches (not what you've heard from misinformed, though well-meanging souls) then why not just ask? You know, the Lord works in mysterious ways, and if the Holy Spirit has led you here, to this blog, then keep on asking, seeking, knocking. Check out more blogs, more websites and let the Holy Spirit lead you into all Truth...for that is his 'job,' to lead us into all Truth. Only One Church has ever proclaimed to be the bastion of the fullness of Truth. Either it is, or it isn't. Either Christ is a liar, a lunatic or the Lord. He's nudging you if you're seriously seeking to 'know.' Be not afraid to ask, seek and knock. God bless you on your journey.

Peace of Christ.

1 comment:

Daniel Edd Bland III said...

I was raised on Dr. Dobson, and have just sent him a letter requesting his assistance to help me stop loosing faith in the Christian Church. My Mom respects Dr. Dobson as much or more than any other Christian leader, and she is interested to see his response. I only started learning the truth about the 9/11 attacks last fall. It took me an entire year to convince my own parents to listen to me, and begin reviewing the evidence for themselves. Now that they have thoroughly and objectively taken a fresh look into all the available evidence, they too are now aware of how badly we have been deceived. They now fully support my mission to find out what really happened to 2,993 of our fellow countrymen that fateful September morning. My mom is very interested to see if/how Dr. Dobson will respond. Please read my open letter to Dr. Dobson and share your thoughts at.........

http://blandyland.com/?p=459

Does Christ's Church really stand for TRUTH & JUSTICE? That is the question!

Daniel Edd Bland III
www.BlandyLand.com