Wednesday, October 19, 2005

RCIA week 6

I can't believe it's been six weeks since starting RCIA. I am disappointed that several people have been absent and have not come to every class. There are missing out on so much! I was late today and hated that I missed the first five minutes.

Today's topic was the continuation of the Bible and I did learn some things tonight that I wasn't aware of before. The Bible has not been a very strong part of my life and I admit I have yet to read it all the way through. But I have a goal to do that now and I truly hope I can and really get into the word of God.

Tonight a lady asked what the differences are in the Catholic Bible and a protestant Bible. We had discussed last week about the extra books in the Old Testament, but she wanted to know if there were any other differences. I brought up the protestant concept of "sola scriptura" or the idea that the Bible is the only source needed for living a Christian life. I have a lot more to say on that topic in response to my friend Bret, but I still haven't had the time to sit and get that post written. There is so much going on in my life right now... but it is all a blessing.

There's more I want to learn and do and jump in to, but there is just not enough time right now. But I'm not complaining. It is a good thing to have such a full plate these days and I wouldn't trade it. I love that I have Mass on Sundays and RCIA on Wednesdays. I love everything I am learning about the Catholic Church. I love the tradition, the elegance, the history, the beliefs, and so much more. I think that those who tend to 'dis the Church really don't understand what it's about or what we really believe as Catholics. I think that is such a shame as it is a truly beautiful experience for me. I am growing so much and I am so thankful for this journey. Once again, I feel completely blessed.


Bret Capranica said...

I too am eager to read your post on sola scriptura, and I also understand how busy life can be and the lack of time to make any significant blog posts. More than likely, your comment that Protestants do not understand Catholicism is correct. From what you have postested about Protestantism, I would conclude that your understanding of Reformation and Protestant theology is mininformed and misunderstood. I look forward to the discussion.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, sorry I referred to you as Anabel.

Annabel said...

Annabel is my "online" name... so that's o.k.
Thanks for reading!