Wednesday, February 20, 2008

St Joseph - Sell This House!

So, I went to the Catholic Store today on my lunch hour, to get a St Joseph statue to bury in Mom's front yard.
Let me state, for the record, that while many members of my family are Catholic, I am not. I have nothing against them, I just choose to go to a Non-Denominational church that teaches directly from the Bible, I was raised Lutheran and have been known to go there occasionally as well. I don't put labels on people....matters not to me what religion you are, as far as I am concerned we all are brothers and sisters in Christ.
So, we are desperately needing to sell Mom's house...and I have heard stories of Faith, Prayer, and St Joseph helping one sell a house. I have Faith, I pray, all I needed was that Statue! Hey, maybe it's just a tall tale, but we'll take what we can get right now! So, woman #1 in the store directed me to the little plastic Statues of St Joseph, and the prayer card that goes with it.....and as I was browsing the other religious items, woman #2 started in on me.
Yeah. You heard me. She got into a religious discussion with me, which did not bother me in the least, I 'll banter about Jesus with anyone that's interested. What DID bother me was her statement that I was going to the WRONG church.....!?!
I explained to her that I DID, in fact, go to church, read my bible, and believed that Jesus died for my sins - past, present, and future...and therefore believed in my heart that I have a spot reserved in Heaven.
Nope. Didn't matter. I was not CATHOLIC. I was going to the wrong church, and therefore....I was wrong in my beliefs.
I was kind of shocked.
Really shocked.
This woman had opportunity to share with me the wonderment of her church and their beliefs......but she did not do that - she proceeded to tell me how MY beliefs were wrong, and because I was attending the WRONG church...I was doomed.
Whatever. Give me my statue and I am out of here.
The Jesus I worship died for EVERYONE'S sins.


  • I am NOT liking the evangelical movement in the Catholic church. Seems to make people more judgemental.

    By Blogger Tim, at 11:00 PM  

  • Holy cow - your kidding me. First of all, I'm shocked that a "Catholic" would take the effort to evangalize. No offense to my faith, but folks don't do this in my area.

    2nd to say that someone is "doomed" because they praise God in another building -FROM THE SAME BIBLE. This chick was definitely C.R.A.Z.Y.

    In my mind, having been raised in multiple churches - with strong Catholic and Baptist roots - I think that God wanted there to be divisions, multiple. My thoughts are, like the individuals we are, we bring multiple ideas and thoughts to the table. Which help to make us all well-rounded.

    I'm also guessing each of us will be shocked at what we got right and what we got wrong. Then, we will be shown that "love" is all that matters. I'm sure my forgiving and kind hearted God - chuckles at his children.

    By Blogger Dedicated, at 9:31 AM  

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