I found a new useful gif
How to spot a Catholic:
Fling water. Person who keeps eyes fixated and without flinching-100% Catholic.
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There is a Pope in the Cars universe. This means that there is Catholic Christianity, which means there was a Jesus car who was crucified. Jesus Chrysler was crucified by car Romans under Pontiac Pilot who washed his wheels. A car was nailed to a cross and ascended to Heaven.
I almost spit out my soda reading this.
The Catholic Church recognizes in other religions that search, among shadows and images, for the God who is unknown yet near since he gives life and breath and all things and wants all men to be saved. Thus, the Church considers all goodness and truth found in these religions as “a preparation for the Gospel and given by him who enlightens all men that they may at length have life.”
In their religious behavior, however, men also display the limits and errors that disfigure the image of God in them:
Very often, deceived by the Evil One, men have become vain in their reasoning’s, and have exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and served the creature rather than the Creator. Or else, living and dying in this world without God, they are exposed to ultimate despair.
To reunite all his children, scattered and led astray by sin, the Father willed to call the whole of humanity together into his Son’s Church. The Church is the place where humanity must rediscover its unity and salvation. The Church is “the world reconciled.” She is that bark which “in the full sail of the Lord’s cross, by the breath of the Holy Spirit, navigates safely in this world.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church 843-845
Now before you scream tolerance and acceptance, Anon, know that right now Christians are being persecuted in Mosul. They are forced to either convert to Islam, pay a tax, or leave their homes all because they are Christian. At this very moment they fear for their lives and watch in agony as their homes and places of worship are destroyed by the very people you want to coexist with. Should we turn a blind eye to their despair for the sake to coexist or stand up for what is right?
As a Christian, I am not called to coexist, that is to be willfully ignorant of the suffering of my brothers and sisters. I am called to love my neighbor and my enemies by desiring the greatest good possible for them, not to just tolerate them. I am called to preach the word of God and to be the light of Christ, not to lose myself in darkness and remain silent for fear that someone may disagree with my beliefs. And I am called to serve my neighbor, not to clear a path for hatred and persecution. Coexistence calls for tolerance and blind acceptance, for coexistence is not formed in love, but rooted in indifference. When evil like the persecution of those in Mosul are committed, your belief in coexistence will have you turn a blind eye because you must accept both faiths and have no enemy. You must accept and allow the killing and persecution of Christians, just so the other party can continue to carry out their false teachings of truth. This is not love, but apathy and hate.
I highly encourage you to seek love and truth at it source which is Christ, and to understand the meaning of slogan you hold so dear. Do not go forward in life believing that no one can become your enemy. There will always be wrongdoing and there must always be someone willing to take a stand against it. You can not take that stand if you try to side with both the oppressor and the oppressed.
Thank you for your question.
Peace be with you.
Of course I will pray. God can help you recover. All things are possible with God. Trust Him. He will give you strength and He will help you overcome this. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Father God, we ask that You please help Your child through these difficult times. Please strengthen them and help them to recover. You are able to heal. You are the best Healer. Please remove their fear and surround them with Your unfailing love, mercy, grace, comfort, and Your peace that transcends all understanding. Thank You, Father. May Your will be done and may You be glorified. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 (ESV)
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
God helped me to overcome self-harm and He can help you. His grace is sufficient to get you through this.
God bless you! <3
May God watch over you and surround you with His love!
The altar of Our Lady of Lourdes in St Patrick’s church in Soho, London.
Just a sampling of nearly 500 eminent American converts who lived from the 17th to the 21st century featured in John Beaumont’s book “The Mississippi Flows Into the Tiber: A Guide to Notable American Converts to the Catholic Church”
Quotes above taken from this review (a great overview).
I would agree with all of these.
This is the “n” of “Nazarean”, tagged on the walls of christian houses in Mosul (Iraq), before they were forced to exile and their cathedral was burned. There’s a genocide going on there, right now.
When oceans rise my soul will rest in your embrace. And I am yours and you are mine. Steubenville East