Discovering the True Key to Eternal Life
This is My Story
I was born to faithful Catholic parents and was raised in the Catholic church. At a very young age, I wanted to do more than sit in a pew at mass, so I volunteered to be an altar boy and was trained to serve alongside our parish priest. In time, I was elevated to the leadership position, overseeing all of the altar servers in my parish. I coordinated the schedule and the activities of the altar servers, provided them training, and eventually took part in other committees, groups, and functions of the church, including adult education.
I also became a Sunday school teacher (CCD), preparing young Catholic children for their first communion. Once I reached my twenties I became a lector, and each weekend I stood on the altar and read to those in attendance at mass. In time, I was recruited by the head of our parish RCIA program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) to become an instructor, teaching converts who desired to become a part of the catholic church.
After 44 years a Catholic, I knew in my heart that as a devout Catholic I was a Christian. To even think otherwise for a moment was ridiculous. I went to church, I was baptized in water as an infant, I followed the Catholic doctrine, I went to confession and communion, and I knew I was going to Heaven. I was certain that I was a Catholic Christian. Not Catholic OR Christian. No, I was a Christian Catholic and that was all there was to it.
It was important to me, as someone whose faith in God was as essential to my life as the air that I breathed, to fully understand His plan for my Eternal Life.
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