Why Christianity Is Difficult

Thought Catalog

I think we live in a society that tries to make things easier. It’s one of the cruxes of Western civilization; it is one of its greatest strengths and yet, I also find it to be a great weakness. One of the areas I observe this the most is in religious discourse.

I make no secret of my faith. I am a cradle Catholic, and I’m very proud to be one. I think I’m a better person because of it but I don’t think I am better than anyone else. I am fully aware of the shortcomings of my humanity and like it or not, I fail every day as a Christian in small and big ways. Perfection is difficult, perhaps impossible, yet it is the objective – “you must be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48)

I looked in the mirror this morning and I’ll…

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