What have I gotten myself into!

Well, I am beginning a new journey into what is known as the blog sphere. It just so happens that we are at the start of the 2013 lenten season. As the caption says in the header, “Our hope is found in Jesus Christ!” And, if he is our hope, then we should want to continuously learn more about him as we renew our faith on a daily basis.

It doesn’t matter where we are on our faith journey, we should always seek the truth. Jesus once said, “I am the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6).” So, if you are Christian, whether Catholic or Protestant, or you are a member of another religious faith, or if you consider yourself agnostic and trying to discover if there is a God (and there is!), then this blog hopefully will shed light on the truth that is “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.” If you have been away from the Catholic Church for awhile, just beginning to come back, or you attend Mass every weekend, I will do my best to help you get connected with the faith by explaining the “why” behind the “what” the Church teaches and believes.

Speaking for myself, the early years of my relationship with God seemed more a pursuit of what he expected from me. You know, the idea that God was this judge that floated on a cloud and couldn’t wait to hit his gavel on the desk when I did something wrong (the faith of my childhood). As I grew up, I discovered that God was more than a judge, but that he sent his Son to die on a cross for not only me, but for all of mankind. Now that is the ultimate act of love. Still, I don’t care what faith tradition you grew up in, as a youth, many times what we learn about our faith doesn’t make it from the “head” to the “heart.” And that was the case for me. After I started living life outside the nice confines of my parents home, I started to seek more and more the stength that only God can give.

If you want to know more about me or the purpose of this site, just click on the appropriate page on the header bar. Thanks, and until next time, God Bless.