Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Be Careful What You Pray For!...and some Good News, Indeed

Be careful what you pray for… …you’re liable to get it! More on this later, but suffice to say if you pray for something “new and exciting” to happen in your career, as I did yesterday during Mass, be prepared for just about anything to come your way. Some of it will leave you flabbergasted, a little confused, and more than a little dazed...and some of it may require you to do some heavy thinking. As I'm doing. :-) And be prepared to test anything that does come along, because Satan’s aware of our prayers, too, and he likes to counterfeit us and/or lead us astray if he can… Meanwhile, there’s great news from the fomer-Prod side of the fence: another evangelical has found his way home! Of course, he's getting a lot of heat for this. As would be expected for a man in a high-profile position. And of course, some of the attacks are ridiculously simpleminded; they reflect nothing more in some cases than some very active anti-Catholic prejudices, warmed over and served up yet again. There are some very, very tired arguments out there against Catholicism--most of which are based on erroneous impressions, second-hand accounts, or half-truths. But the longer many people spend looking into Catholicism, the more they come to love it. And that's ALL good. :-) Anyway, pray for HIM if you think of it. He'll need lots of us holding him up in prayer. And if you think about it, go to his blog and welcome him to the family, just as it suggests in this link. More later! Janny

3 comments:

The Koala Bear Writer said...

As a recent convert to Catholicism, I can sympathize with what this guy is going through. My RCIA group was sitting around our Bible study one day talking about Jesus' words in the Beautitudes - "Blessed are you when men persecute you because of Me..." Yeah, there's a ton of misconceptions out there about Catholics. Hopefully by living our faith, we can help clear up some of them for some people!

Donna Alice said...

Did your prayer about something new and exciting turn out to be good or bad? LOL! I opened the link and it is truly wonderful when someone FINDS the true faith. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear of the conversion of a prominent figure like the President of ETS to Catholicism. I have no doubt that in doing this he must suffer much from all sorts of redecules. But I would like to ask for your prayer for a Lina Joy, a Malaysian Muslim who is now a baptised Roman Catholic but being oppressed by the Muslims and lost a court case where she fought to remove the word Islam from her Identity Card.