As a Catholic, I acknowledge that there is a God who's a lot smarter than I. My finite mind (and yours) is incapable of grasping all of His mysteries. I take things on Faith because I believe that there is a God, His Son is Jesus who founded the Catholic Church (and I'm not asking you to believe this, too, I'm merely explaining my thought process)). Truths have been revealed through Jesus and I love and accept Him and His truths.
Think of a 5 year old child. They don't have the capacity to understand everything an adult does. Yet they love and trust the parent so when the parent tells them that it isn't safe to play in the middle of the highway, they child listens and accepts, even though he still thinks it might be pretty cool to play in the middle of the highway. He accetps but doesn't understand. It's a similar principle, except of course, that God is finitely perfect and infinitely good. Not like humans. Again, I'm not trying to push my beliefs on anyone. I'm merely explaining where I'm coming from. Thanks for asking. :)
The fact that you apply human traits to an infinite existance makes me sad. Not for you, but for humanity. You are that 5 yearold child, except that you will never grow up or understand why the road is dangerous, why? Because you can't be bothered to observe cars, throw something small infrot of a car and come to the realisation that highway+laws of motion=pudding. No, you will simply avoid the highway and tell everyone else that it's bad and that they will burn for all eternity if they don't listen to you.
Or maybe i'm just bored and felt like being a ****** <3
Hexi, whatever...believe what you want. it means nothing to me. Like I said, i was merely explaining some basis of Faith. Accept it. Don't accept it. You have free will.
Do you happen to have a reference for something written about spiritual dryness and how it may be a spiritual gift? I'd like to read it, if so. I've never encountered that idea, and I would like to explore it.
For one, Mother Theresa has written about it:http://www.ad2000.com.au/articles/2008/oct2008p16_2917.html
Uknown: Also try Googling “The Dark Night of the Soul” By St. John of the Cross or just that particular phrase. Spiritual dryness and this dark night (not to be confused with the other dark knight) are synonymous. The gift part comes into play when you are stripped of those internal attachments I referred to in the other thread. What's left?
Back to your regularly scheduled program. :-)
linda/Ecce Homo - thanks :) I'll have something to read between folding clothes this morning. ^.^
Oh... i was mistaken. "void of emotions" has nothing to with crisis of faith hahahaha. I'm actually not gonna even bother with this one. Carry on! Oh, and linda, you apparently missed my last sentence in the post but i guess you didn't care at all so you were in a hurry to tell me that before actually reaching the end, cute. :)