Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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Location: Pennsylvania, United States

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.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Dum Spiro, Spero

I have a good friend who is also a good priest and I was sharing with him a burden I have had for a very long time. He said, remember the old latin saying: "Dum spiro, spero." While I breathe, I hope.
I never heard that but was thankful for it. The opposite of hope is despair. The Catechism tells us that despair is contrary to God's goodness, to his justice - for the Lord is faithful to his promises - and to his mercy.