God and I Welcome YouMar 28th, 2010 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts
Here I come around the final bend of my long journey into the Catholic Church. I could not have imagined it ten years ago. Six years ago I would have found the proposition that my wife and I would become Catholic at the Easter Vigil mass of 2010 to be incredibly absurd. But God never ceases to surprise me.
Here is a charming little note a child prepared for a student of our RCIA program.
Hello. I am in the fith [sic] grade. I go to Our Lady Star of the Sea School. I think you will enjoy the Catholic Church. You will love Jesus. It is great being Catholic. You will love God with all your heart.
God will welcome everyone to the Church. He will forgive anyone no matter what. God loves everyone. God and I welcome you to the Church.
[child's name omitted]
I liked that last line in particular: God and I welcome you to the Church. There was something to this. This ‘fith’ grader, through her full communion with the Catholic Church, already has something I do not. This is so despite my 32 years in the Protestant tradition of Christianity. She was in a position, along with God, to welcome me to the Church that Christ founded. I was so happy to have her welcome.