Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
AskACatholic.com
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Adoration
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines and Practices
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
back
Homosexual Issues
Life and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

Mike wrote:

Hi, guys —

Until recently I've told people that I'm simply not superstitious when it comes to God and religion. I never really put much thought to it other than:

"Yeah, it would be nice if the Bible were true."

but I have not wholeheartedly believe in it.

Recently there have been things that have come up, mostly small emotional struggles that have had me face to face with my religious feelings.

I get emotional and begin to wonder if God is trying to tell me something. It seems too coincidental for it to be anything else but I'm not sure I'm ready become a person of faith.

I was baptized Catholic as a child. My wife is a Catholic school teacher and is in church playing the organ every weekend.

  • I'm just at a tipping point and not sure how or which way to go.

Thanks,

Mike

  { Do you mind if I share this? Recent events make me wonder if God is telling me something. }

Mike replied:

Hi Mike,

I didn't see any question in your e-mail.

  • Did you have one that you wanted to ask us?

What is happening in your life is for you to discern. We can't do that for you.

If you have a question you wish to ask us, you are welcome to ask it.

I'm glad you are not superstitious. Superstition is a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge.

This is unlike the Catholic faith which is based on reason and a knowledge of history.

Because of this we can say with confidence:

  • the Catholic faith is based on Jesus Christ, the God-Man and Savior of Mankind, and
  • the Bible is a liturgical book (one used for our worship), whose Gospels and Epistles are based on historical events that really happened.

The word Testament in Latin means to bear witness to.

Mike

Bob replied:


God is trying to tell you something Mike, and I would put my money on the fact that your wife is probably praying for you.

It's never too early to consider a life of faith. God wants your whole life all the way from start to finish. I would look to building on that from this day forward.

I had a similar situation in my life, and I answered that call, and my life has never been the same. I wouldn't look back and change it for anything. Your best days are ahead of you.

God will only lead you to a good place. Start by reading the Bible, going to Church with your wife, and praying to God to guide you every day. I'll keep you in my prayers too.

Peace,

Robert Kirby

Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.