Little red lizards, like all other vices, must die. For neither flesh and blood nor anything natural may enter Heaven without dying first. The all-important thing: “Die before you die. There’s no chance after.” Continue reading “Die before you die; lizards, lust and stallions”
“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses. Continue reading “Christ in you, the hope of glory”
. . . the fixed service, with prayers you know are coming.
The Mass removes the minister from the spotlight. Continue reading “The permanent shape of Christianity shows through”
I discovered something like this when I entered the Catholic Church.
Today, the Church celebrated The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Writing this 2,316 miles from home, I participated in Mass Continue reading “Aim for heaven and get earth thrown in”
Sacred Scripture is not a divine riddle; nor a Rubik’s Cube to figure out. There is a place for exegesis and theology is good. However, twenty centuries later, or even fifteen, the faith once delivered is well-established. Continue reading “I denied the Eucharist, by what authority?”
The Eucharist leads a Protestant home to Rome.
C.S. Lewis’ Miracles and The Great Divorce helped me see The Eucharist. Continue reading “Until we have real feet”
Protestants on the Roman Road
Over ninety years before I entered the Roman Catholic Church, The Apostle of Common Sense laid down a few mile markers. G.K. Chesterton shows adult-converts what they can expect to see along the way. Uncannily, he was spot-on. Continue reading “Somewhere between fighting it and the Faith: fairness, fondness and fear”