Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Encouragement I needed..

Remember back when I whined -- er! posted about how hard it is to be in the limbo of sure-I-have-offers-and-leads-and-opportunities-but-what-I-don't-have-is-a-definitive-answer-as-to-what-exactly-God-wants-me-to-do-so-do-you-know-hey-you-do-you-know??

This brought me much comfort:

via (as always) Aggie Catholics


NoraB - Mom! said...

This is pretty cool - that people who are following God's will know joy and peace...well, you already knew that. I can't count the # of people who have told me that you are one of the most joyful people they know. God's plan - you're living it. But you knew that already! (maybe you might have forgotten for just a second...!)xoxomom

Lady Caitie in the Pretty City said...

Aw! That makes me happy to hear because I do feel pretty joyful! And at the end of the day, that's how I think God wants us to live. I am the biggest sinner ever.. But I get back up each and everytime, taking a big breath, putting a smile on my face and continuing on! I love serving the Church, I have THE BEST friends & family, I think I am the coolest & funniest person ever, and I love the woman God is helping me to become. Joy, joy, joy!

Hannah said...

Why believe in God? I mean, it's not like you can prove that the Bible actually is "the truth," since it's just one out of many holy books, all of which stand an equal chance of being true (or completely untrue). Not to mention that God can't be proven to be more real than Vishnu (one of the Hindu gods), Gaea (the Wiccan goddess), or Ra (the Egyptian sun-god). So why be a Christian at all, then, when there's really no reason why you should believe that your beliefs are more true than every single non-Christian's beliefs are?

Lady Caitie in the Pretty City said...

Great question, Hannah. Do you mind if I respond via post? The short answer is: because I know. But I'd like to give this more space and time than a combox. I have some papers to write this evening, but I'll create a post tonight, if you don't mind..

Thanks for having the courage to ask me! :) I hope you'll be open to my answer and I look forward to discussing more with you!


Hannah said...

Courage? What courage? I'm not thinking of converting to Christianity, if that's what you're getting at. I simply am trying to get you to see how completely wrong your beliefs are. I do look forward to your response, however. Cheers!

Lady Caitie in the Pretty City said...

Hannah, I think it takes courage to engage someone in conversation that you might not like/understand the answer. If you're just baiting me and not actually interested in my answer, then you're right: that doesn't take courage. It's pretty cowardly in fact. See, I'm not asking you to convert, though I wish each person could experience the joy, peace, love that I do in God. But true conversation, especially about a topic such as this, takes courage to really be open to and, if you're really interested in my answer, I stand by my compliment.

I'm happy to answer your question, but I will ask you to respect my answer. If your point is that I don't know for sure whether or not I'm wrong, then you must also believe that you don't know either. Therefore telling me that you're "trying to get me to see how wrong I am" isn't consistent with your own point.

I really am glad to share my perspective with you and I hope you take it in the spirit that it will be shared.