Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E. give us a glimpse of the person who would become the central figure in Christianity mere decades after his crucifixion.
Please read our Sister in Christ’s observation and plea. I lived in a small community in Alaska for almost a decade and I spoke up for Catholics and periodically would ask the Priest to forgive me for what my Protestant brother’s and sisters in Christ would say about Catholic brothers and sisters. Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Protestants form a “pale of Orthodoxy,” despite any of our doctorial differences we are one body and I know Catholics are to be the Bride of Christ as well. I came to Christ 41 years ago and it started by reading Thomas Merton’s Poetry. Despite doctrine the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church is our Mother. I don’t want anyone saying anything bad about our Mother. Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God we beseech you to have mercy on us all as we reach out to you.
I am proud to proclaim
I am a Catholic.
A saved, born again, Spirit filled, lover of Jesus
who expects to be accepted
by Protestant lovers of Jesus
because I am a sister in Christ.
BUT, my culture and way of expressions seems odd to Protestant ears,
So I am misunderstood.
Perhaps in the Body, the Protestants are the feet and mouth carrying the Good News
and as a Catholic I am an ear.
I might not look like I belong but trust me,
although I look foreign I AM part of the same Body.
May my small acts of unity reverberate throughout the entire Mystical Body of Christ.
Before I discovered Catholic sites, I posted on secular and Protestant sites. I felt I had to hide my Catholicism. When I finally wrote about my Catholic faith, I was immediately grilled and interrogated by shocked readers and co-authors. Yet God had His…
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