“You see the Scripture for what it is, and begin to see that any explanation that doesn’t also see it for what it is, is simply an attempt to run away from the passage.”

Partakers of the heavenly calling

It is striking, as a [reverted] Catholic, to come across those portions of Holy Scripture, that validate the Sacred Institution and the claims it has been making since the beginning of the Church. You see the Scripture for what it is, and begin to see that any explanation that doesn’t also see it for what it is, is simply an attempt to run away from the passage. It is an attempt to bring forth a meaning that was never intended, because to accept it for what it says, is to admit that perhaps you were wrong in your misconceptions.

It can be very frightening, admitting you were wrong. Doing so means all you have known isn’t exactly accurate. You would have to accept it, that is to say, embrace the truth even when it might make you physically uncomfortable.

The passage that has me thinking today is 1 Thessalonians 2…

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