Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Who Shall See God?

Bright Gabriel’s voice the Virgin heard

And was obedient to God’s word.

The sleeping Joseph saw, it seems,

Angelic visions in his dreams.

Shepherds prompted by Heaven’s choir

Sought newborn Christ with hearts afire.

And wise men came from country far,

Led on by light of natal star.

How could such mortals God perceive?

Whence came their power to believe?

The answer’s simple: the moral, sure.

They believed because their hearts were pure.

Take heed, ye Christians. Listen well.

Christ within your hearts will dwell.

But your senses purge from stain

If you wish Him to remain.

Reject the impure. Embrace the Good.

Recall the sixth Beatitiude.

Who shall see God? The strong? The smart?

NO! “Blessed are the pure of heart.”

-Father Bernard J. Ezaki DSA

Bethlehem Catholic High School

Father Ezaki was my friend "Bernie" when I met him in New Testament Greek class in college. Oh yeah , he was number one in the class!


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