It’s not about the facts

12 thoughts on “It’s not about the facts”

  1. Andie, how heartwarming to read this post. I’m on the RCIA team in our parish and our emphasis is also on relationship with God rather than the doctrines and creeds which will come later. I have had to speak with the sponsors about that as well because often they feel the need to see tangible proof that the candidates and catechumens are ready to move forward. It is all about living in relationship with God and with each other. It is such a blessing to be involved in RCIA.

  2. When I was on the RCIA team, I remember those candidates, and sometimes sponsors, who wanted everything in black and white. To know the position of the Church so as to be in order with It. Introducing the concept of conscience and reading so as to inform one’s conscience and explore creative ways to a new situation…
    The search never stops really. Maybe this is what makes the search forever fascinating and certainly never boring.

  3. Odd. I woke up this morning with the thought – Jesus said, ‘You search the scriptures thinking you find life there, but you dont come to ME, that you might have life.’ I remember as a new Christian being eager and hungry, and ‘eating’ everything indiscriminately, but God is merciful, wise and kind, in His time, He sorted the wheat from the chaff, and revealed the kernel of the matter – John 17:3 And this is the real and eternal life: That they know you, The one and only true God, And Jesus Christ, whom you sent.

    Thanks for taking the thought further, and confirming that that is something I should be meditating on today!

  4. Haven’t you and I seen too many people focused on the facts of religion and lose the essence of the love of religion? It seems like their “factual faith” never seems to hold up as well or provide as much comfort.

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