What Is Most Important!

This past Friday one of the candidates for RCIA passed away suddenly. God was awesome! A priest from a neighboring parish was able to baptize and anoint her in time. It makes you think about the awesomeness of God. First some one invited her to RCIA and accompanied her to every class. Secondly, the candidate accepted the Invitation and made the decision to become Catholic at this time rather than waiting until next year. How much grace was involved in that situation!
There was a question of how a priest could baptize her without her finishing the class. If you think about it this shows what is most important. One of the primary purposes for the Church is to help people get into heaven. That is why Christ gave us the sacraments and created the Church to bring people to Him in heaven. He died so all could be saved.
It is true that the Church has a lot of rules and most people have to finish the RCIA process before becoming Catholic. There is a reason for that. We live in a sinful world and we need to know how to become holy in this world of iniquity. We need all the help we can get to live out the life God created us for and wants for us.
The rules become irrelevant when one is dying. You no longer need their help to live in this sinful world. What you need is God’s grace and salvation. It reminds me of the parable about the workers in the vineyard where those who started work at 5:00 made the same amount as those who labored all day. God’s desire is for all of us to repent, come to Him and be saved. That is what is most important!

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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