Consecrated to the Heart of the Redeemer under the patronage of the Theotokos and Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

28 June 2012

Conversion: The Never-Ending Story

In blogger Mark Shea's Best Facebook Entry of the Month, we hear about Leah Libresco, a former atheist who has begun the RCIA process.  This is nothing less than fantastic.  I would agree with Mark that the limelight can have a certain erosive quality, and must be tempered by closing the door of the inner room and praying to the secret-seeing Father.  So much can be gained by talking things through, but there is One whom we all must face, all the time.

Atheist-cum-Catholic Jennifer Fulwiler testifies about her journey, about its perils and rewards.  We can learn a lot from her story.  Come to think of it, if we kept one eye on the Scriptures/Catechism/Code of Canon Law/Roman Missal and the other eye on our neighbor, we'd learn NEI (not enough information)!  When you get to this bottom, keep digging!

Best wishes to every recent convert.  Speaking of such, I know a recent convert who is getting it.  She quite humanly chokes at that part of the Our Father in which we declare that we forgive, and that the extent of our forgiveness will determine our being forgiven.  Yeah, it ain't easy…but she is steadfastly applying herself to this teaching, and God will not disappoint.  What an example for all of us!

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