“I find them blessings that make me appreciate God’s goodness, mercy, and also his justice in ways that I am too blind to grasp on my own.”
Thank you for your kind comments. I do understand what you are saying. My wife comes from a family of Catholics, and she has a first cousin who is a Priest. He is well known to me and we are good friends. His mother and my wife’s mother were ‘missionaries’ for Jesus and for the Gospel, sharing it wide and far. Both understood that God was much bigger than the ‘Church’.
I had opportunity to speak in a Catholic Church at my father-in-law’s funeral. I shared from my heart, and shared for the whole family regarding his life and his last days on this earth (he lived with us for the last 8 or 10 months of his life). It was an opportunity for me to share the Gospel through his life.
I lived in Northern Ireland for three years in the late ‘70’s (78 - 81) and there, when travelling in the Republic of Ireland I would often choose a Catholic Church to attend for Sunday services. One evening I had a Church of Ireland priest and a Roman Catholic priest in my home for dinner. It was a blessed evening. I was there when John-Paul II made his first visit to Ireland.
Again, I appreciate your response, and I understand. I hope you also understand me and what I wrote.
Yes, I think I do better understand. I also appreciate the kindness and warmth in your comment. Thank you :) May the blessings of Christ be yours now and always!