It’s Easter and I’ve been asked why I am Catholic.
For me there is no other religion that allows such intimacy with the Creator—in whichever person as God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit I choose to draw near—or more liberating.
At any time I can go to the Adoration chapel and sit, face to face, with Our Lord physically present in the Blessed Sacrament. I am assured that God takes as much delight in my stopping in to say hello as I do at being there. We visit often and talk about all sorts of things.
There is freedom as a Catholic to be fully who I am, to be all of myself for others. There is the freedom found through Reconciliation. The freedom of Truth that is not apparent or relevant. And there is the glorious unbounded joy of being freely loved.
I love knowing that God is all around me, that He is fully in me, and looks upon me affectionately in all my bumbling humanness.
For me, being Catholic means being fully alive…and it doesn’t get much better than that, at least not here on earth.