The more I get into theology the more I appreciate Catholic theology. It is important to understand the history of our beliefs, but more than that I feel that there is a lot more right there than wrong. I think that we misunderstand the importance of the Saints in general, but more than that I think we really ignore Mary the mother of Christ. I think that this is something that Protestants need to think about more.
Lent is something else that I think we should give more credence to. The whole idea is to extend the celebration of the resurrection by embracing a sacrifice in the time that Christ was preparing for his sacrifice. In Catholic theology we can partake in Christ by joining in communion. I think this is a beautiful concept and in some way I think there is truth to that because we are also the body of Christ. IN this same way we share in some small way with the grief Christ experienced leading up to his death and resurrection.
This is not to say that we share in our own salvation in any way, but rather that we can learn to better appreciate the price of our salvation by growing closer to Christ in his grief.
This month I’d like to explore this idea and how it affects who we are as followers of the Way. Please share any experiences you have had with Lent and whatever else you feel might be relevant.