"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Going Beyond the Bible

        After watching Brent Stubbs, former Pentecostal, on Journey Home on EWTN, the following thoughts were generated in my mind. 
        Protestants are bound by the Bible.  Anything that's not found in the Bible is excluded.  Catholics are free from the Bible as the teachings of the Lord were handed down through tradition before the Bible came into being.  Naturally, the Bible does not contain all the teachings and whatever is in it merely supports what the Church has been teaching all along.  
        The next two thoughts are practically direct quotes from Brent.
        (1) Protestant churches are pulpit-centered, while Catholics churches are altar-centered.
        (2) In receiving the Holy Eucharist, Jesus comes to us.  This got me thinking.  We just wait (for him) and he comes to (into) us ~ what a beautiful thought!   

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