Catholic Life - Life After RCIA
When Life Meets Faith
Incorporating our faith into our daily lives is one of the most difficult tasks for any believer to accomplish. Often times, we go to church on Sundays, but then we fail to live out our faith in our daily lives. Great men have struggled to find ways to be successful with this. We all struggle. Luckily, the traditions of the Catholic Church have laid out ways for us to accomplish this.
Where do you stand? Can you honestly say that you live out your faith? Personally, I struggle with this like many others. Developing this website is my attempt at overcoming it. You are not alone. Together, we can learn how to incorporate our faith into our daily lives.
Examples for the Rest of the World
Have you ever tried to share the Gospel with someone? Many times, we are met with cynicism and doubts when we try to share Christ with those around us. The greatest way that we can share Christ's love is in the example that we give to others. By seeing Christ work in our lives, others might be inspired to find faith. Unfortunately, we are not always the best examples.
"The greatest cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable." -Brennan Manning
I first heard this quote in the prelude to the song, "What If I Stumble," by DC Talk. It is a quote from Brennan Manning, a Franciscan priest. Now, it may not be statistically correct (I don't really know), but there is a lot of truth to what he said. Our actions can do as much to influence others away from Christ as we influence them toward Christ. What's your influence?
The Catholic Way
The Catholic Church has laid out the foundations to build our daily lives upon. Through the Rosary and other traditional prayers, they have taught us how to communicate with God. Our calendar is full of Feast Days to observe and remember important events and people from history. Even our political views can be shaped by the Catholic Church. By following the traditions of the Church, we can learn to have a more outward faith and a stronger relationship with Jesus.
It is time to live out our faith. It is time to get involved. We need to get off the sidelines and get into the game. Are you ready?