Exploring the continued addiction to the Catholic Church by people who in good conscience cannot accept all of the Church's teachings.
Abraham talks to his neighbors, and tries to convince them to stop worshipping idols. At one point he says to them, “Bring all your idols here”. They do so. One idol happens to be much bigger than the rest of them.
"Now, come back later,’ says Abraham. When they were gone, Abraham smashed all the idols to pieces, but he left the large one standing.
When his neighbors returned, they cried, “Who is responsible for destroying all our idols?”
Abraham pointed to the large idol he left alone. ”He did it!” said Abraham.
Moses told God that he couldn’t speak to Pharaoh because he found speaking difficult. He asked if Aaron could speak instead. Which was a smart idea. Some judaic scholars believe that Moses had a speech impediment, so you can imagine how persuasive Moses would be if he said, “Phawow, wet my peepoe go!”
“Catholics are romantic. We believe that two people can fall in love and stay in love. We believe that the biggest jerk can become the holiest person in our lives. We believe that the lowly are the ones who will be raised, the downtrodden the blessed, and the ones who are taken advantage of, justified. We believe that joy changes lives. That a piece of bread and a cup of wine transforms into the body and blood of Christ. And consuming that body and blood will transform us. We believe that we can step into a confessional a repentant sinner and walk out a forgiven son or daughter. We are romantic.”
— Ryan Mann, seminarian
(quote is not verbatim) (via firerainingdown)