I have seen the Face of God

I have seen the face of God, and I looked away….In this day and age where people are always questioning the existence of God, it is sometimes hard to find it in my heart to not look away from them, To turn my back and walk away. Who  wants their faith attacked? I don’t! I have a Strong faith life, I believe in the Catholic Church and what she stands for. I protect her like I would protect a child.The Catholic faith is rich in traditions both with a capitol “T” and a lower case “t”, we have over 2000 years of history and tradition to experience. If you stop and think about it, it is over whelming. And most of our history is beautiful and full of God’s grace, yes some of it is bad and ugly, but all in all most is good and beautiful.So when they attack my faith, sometimes I walk away. Not always, sometimes I am ready for the good fight, but… Not always. And that’s sad, because I should always be ready to defend the Lord. Because our Church, The Catholic Church, is the Church of Jesus. This is the one true faith that Jesus set up here on earth. For us humans to run. And in our imperfections we have done some very stupid stuff. But we have also done some very smart stuff.All to often we, as Catholics, don’t really know what the Church stands for, or for that matter what She sits for. Lets face it we really don’t know our faith as well as we should. Sure some do, but they are far and few between.So how have i seen God’s face and looked away? Tons of ways, and I would say almost daily.I have not helped the poorNot said something nice to someone when they needed to hear itI have turned my back on friendsThe list could go on and on, but this is not the time nor the place for a confession. But lets just say, like all of us, I have sinned.But sometimes I feel the biggest sin of all is turn your back on the Church. I think it is duty to defend Her. I don’t mean with armies or violence, because that also would be turning our face from God. But rather to defend Her with words and actions.It is to easy to walk away or to just agree with them, in the name of peace. So let me ask this, if someone attacked one of your loved ones, with words that hurt them, would you not defend them? I know I would, I have! Then why do we not do the same for the Church? Is God not worthy of or defence? I think he is. So why don’t we do it? Well I don’t know about you, but I know why I don’t always do it. It’s hard! Some of the arguments about the Church are hard to defend. And if we are not educated in our Faith, how are we to defend Her?Faith with education are important. We have an obligation to educate ourselves about our faith. Now we all don’t need to get Phd’s to defend the Church, but bible study or two would not hurt, or to listen to Catholic radio or speakers. Read a book or two or watch EWTN or other Catholic TV. In this day and age, where 90% of our population is literate, there is not excuse not to be educated in your Faith.So when someone attacked the Faith you can defend God, so you will never have to sayI have seen the face of God, and I looked away…Paul

About Paul Sposite

Paul Sposite - Life Coach I began my career as an instructor. As an instructor there are two basic requirements. You have to know yourself, so you know where you’re drawing your inspiration from. And you have to actively listen to the others, and then respond to the subtext of what they are saying. In learning about myself I started to focus a lot on my students, how they learned, what questions they were asking and how I could best modify my methods to best serve them. I believe that if you use your real life problems/issues as insights to the issues you need to heal, you’ll grow. From my experience in the classroom, creating curriculum and material to support my training, I developed an interest in how people process information. This interest turned into my interest in Life Coaching.
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