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.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tip Of The Iceberg

For every "high-profile" conversion/reversion to the Church, there are innumerable ones that remain unseen, under the radar so to speak. A recent comment made me realized that throughout the world there are many in active ministry that would be unable to remain in that particular ministry if they converted. Not only are they struggling with the theological implications of conversion, but practical ones as well, such as food for the table, college tuition etc. Many of us had no such obstacle to our conversions . Our struggles were often about relationships with friends and family vs loss of livelihood.

Let us continue to remember these "not-so-high-profile" seekers and converts in our prayers.


Blogger teresa_anawim2 said...

I think of the pastor who wants to convert, but has a wife and kids who are opposed. Or the protestant female pastor who makes a decision to cross over. Or the pastor who is has been leading a church congregation which has been handed down through his grandfather and father. Those are some very tough situations..I really haven't taken this to prayer seriously.
Thanks for the reminder and the 'spiritual nudge'.

January 18, 2008 11:13 AM  
Blogger Captain Kangaroo said...

This might be a reason why the prodigal son gets the fatted calf even though he did not remain in his father's house. There is an aspect of "hitting bottom" associated with humbling yourself and coming home if you had once treated that home as if it were of little personal value.

January 18, 2008 5:54 PM  

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