Today, I received the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist), and became a member of the Catholic Church. I can’t express how happy this makes me. God has accepted me, a sinner, in ways so amazing I can’t fully understand.
I won’t be able to express anything thoroughly, but here are a some thoughts:
I was baptised for the forgiveness of sins. That’s incredibly liberating.
I am now a full member of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, founded by the Son of God on his apostles. I am a part of the Church that has proclaimed Christ for the last nearly two thousand years, and I hold the same faith as those before me in the Church.
I am a member of the Body of Christ. This has profound implications I must live out.
God comes to us far better than we ever come to Him. We take baby steps towards Him, and He dives from the highest heavens to come to us. “Draw near to God, and He will draw to you.” (James 4:8)
In confirmation, I have been given the Holy Spirit, and must now live by the Spirit completely.
In the Eucharist, God gives us the greatest gift conceivable: Himself. “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” (John 6:56-58)
God bless you abundantly and eternally.