Last Week of Class

I'm almost there! Only 3 days to go!!! Celebrating

We had practice last night so we would know where to sit, when to stand, and what to say! I can't believe that I'm almost there. I'm also apparently crazy; I volunteered to say a few words about what this journey has meant to me. What was I thinking!? Grin 4 But it will be a good experience I'm sure, but still a bit scary. Mostly though, I'm just insanely excited!!! Celebrating Celebrating Celebrating

We also had class like usual last night too, our last one. One thing that stuck out was our leader mentioned that the word "believe" has roots in the word "heart." So belief is not just a head thing, an assent to certain ideas, but is also a heart thing, something that happens in the very deepest parts of ourselves.

At first I started thinking about how often times it is mostly a head thing for me. I love thinking about theology and doctrine and all of that. It is fun an interesting. As I continued to think though, that isn't true. My belief is deeper than that. I can't even really explain why I believe, I just do, it is part of me, part of who I am. I can't imagine not believing.

I think it is just so much harder to express that heart part of belief, so it often comes out as reason instead. It comes out as ideas and theology instead of what is in my heart. I'm not saying all of that is bad, but I want to be able to express what is in my heart as well as what is in my head.

1 comment:

Marie said...

You are brave. I hate and will not speak in terrifies me plus I have a soft voice and noone can hear me in the back lol.

I have been a Catholic now for about 15 years and I am still learning new things everyday. It is a JOY that passes human understanding. Just JOY.

Peace & JOY to you:)