Sunday, May 2, 2010

Are You a "Good" Catholic?

Does anybody give you a sneering sarcastic comment about being a "good" Catholic? Actually, I get the other sort of comment. When I'm being less than good  I get "Is that what a good Catholic does?" (Mostly from one particular person who shall remain nameless.)

The folks who make these comments are not super supportive to you embracing the Church, now, are they?

I didn't think so.

I'll tell you my response. I tell the truth.

"I never claimed to be a good Catholic, just to be a Catholic."
Golly, like a Catholic isn't allowed to be a work in progress!

Here's a helpful Bible quote. I got it on this page.

Mark 2: 13-17

Jesus went out along the sea. All the crowd came to him and he taught them. As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed Jesus.

While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who followed him. Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus heard this and said to them, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

Good luck and God Bless.


  1. Oh, bravo. You said this very well. I'm not Catholic, but I am a Christian and I still get this. ;D

  2. Thanks so much, Victoria. And thanks for reading my blog. :)