Many good hearted people struggle with 'issues' which drag them down. Besides pop-psychology, and all sorts of 'spiritualities,' they often experiment with different forms of Christianity to include the original, and full, form of Christianity found only in Catholicism. What they hunger for is Jesus--to fill that so called 'God shaped hole.'
But what they often get is a living obstacle in the 'cafeteria' Catholic.
"Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,
the glory of the Lord shines upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth,
and thick clouds cover the peoples;
but upon you the LORD shines,
and over you appears his glory." Isaiah 60:1-6
Think of a time when you didn't know God, and you depended on the light of other men and women for wisdom and hope. Those were truly desperate, lonely, and unsure times! Today, we are surrounded by thousands of desperate, lonely, and unsure people. For the supernatural Light of Christ shines in a world full of impostor, and humanly manufactured, lights, seeking the human soul as consumers, fans, and slaves. The Light of the Catholic Church, furthermore, the fullness of Light shining in the Holy Spirit, and the Eucharist, is increasingly being told to shut off its light, since True Light hurts the eyes of the lost, used to false light…and the lords who control this world abhor real Light.
"For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
the lives of the poor he shall save." Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13
The Light of Christ, found in the Catholic Church is supposed to be liberating. It is the Life of Jesus in His Holy Spirit, His Real Presence in the Eucharist, His Truth in Sacred Scriptures, and His Love embodied in His saints. Jesus is Mercy, Truth and Life. This should grab at the heart-strings of the desperate, lonely, and unsure!
This should, if it weren't for Catholics who deny the fullness of Jesus!
"It was not made known to people in other generations
as it has now been revealed
to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit:
that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body,
and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel." Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6
Dear desperate, lonely, and unsure person, if you want to meet the real Jesus, alive within His One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, please meet Him on the Church's terms in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the official Teaching Authority (Magisterium) of the Catholic Church. Meet Jesus in 2,000 + years of Bodily Wisdom. If the 'Catholic' you are meeting with to find Jesus is unfamiliar with these terms, or rejects them outright…run!
For he, or she, has a cafeteria waiting for you with a trap door which opens straight to hell!
"Then Herod called the magi secretly
and ascertained from them the time of the star’s appearance.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said,
'Go and search diligently for the child.
When you have found him, bring me word,
that I too may go and do him homage.'" Matthew 2:1-12
Bottom line, Jesus is Lord! Catholicism is the fullness of the life of the disciple in God's Revelation of Mercy in Jesus Christ. People starve for Jesus unadulterated. Cafeteria Catholics adulterate Jesus! They starve the hungry, therefore, slowly killing them. And Jesus judges us on what we do to the poor and the hungry.
Food for thought!