Former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has run into all sorts of problems with faithful Catholics because…well, she just doesn’t seem to BE a practicing Catholic. If you claim to be Catholic [as Nancy does], you should kinda practice what the Church teaches. It seems like common sense to me, but common sense is not so common anymore.
Nancy recently clarified things a bit in regards to her Catholic identity. Watch this video to see what I mean.
“I do my religion on Sunday in church” …cue epic fail music.
Now, you might think she was crazy for saying that (and many other things, to be addressed in a later post), but I think it makes perfect sense. If she truly believes religion is something we confine to Sundays, then no wonder why her actions during the week do not reflect Catholic values!
As a person of faith, I know that I am so little compared to God. I realize that I know so little, and can never stop learning about and deepening my faith. If I limited my religion to Sundays, I would fall so behind the six other days of the week, I’d never be able to catch up! This is a major pitfall of many modern Catholics, and where many people like Nancy have become befuddled. You see, religion is not just going to church on Sundays. Religion is a way of life. Whether you are Catholic, Mormon, Baptist, you name it, your religion defines the way you live (and not just on Sundays).
You can’t just say “Hey, yeah, I’m Catholic, but I think the bishops are crazy and birth control totally rocks!!” Um, that doesn’t work. Why? Because being Catholic doesn’t mix with those things. You can’t say you’re Catholic and then not live a Catholic life. Um, HELLO? Why call yourself Catholic if you do not care to follow the teachings of Catholicism? It’s rather perplexing to me that so many people who identify as “Catholic” really don’t know or follow what the Church teaches. I’m glad Nancy cleared her name up, so now we know that she’s only Catholic on Sundays…or so she says
Don’t fall into the same trap, folks. Don’t confine the beauty of God to Sundays!!! God deserves to be glorified in each and every moment of YOUR life. Be unashamed in your faith, and let God’s grace from church on Sunday overflow into your Monday, Tuesday and beyond! Never stop learning about your faith, and striving to become a better person. As Theodore Roosevelt said:
“Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much, nor suffer much, for they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”