This little post is making the rounds. And I wished I’d written it because when I read it, I thought, “I could have written that! It is as I feel.”
It made me think how Protestants tend to read the Apostle’s Creed and get all wrapped around the axle about the word ‘catholic,’ lest you for second think it said, “Catholic.” You know as in ROMAN CATHOLIC. As in another Trinitarian church, our mother church.
“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints…”
‘Catholic’ or ‘catholic’ really isn’t the issue and I think the bigger issue gets lost obsessing over big c, little c. “I believe in the holy catholic church…”
Or even simpler, I believe in the church; you know, that messed up bunch of people that offend, annoy, and derail your faith on occasion. Them. I believe in that body. That is way bigger than worrying about ‘catholic’ capital C or little c.
Not caring about church. It’s a tough place to climb out of. This post gives some good ways to start.