If I had a dollar for each person who has told me that they used to be Catholic, my bank account would be much richer. It seems in any group of people I’m with if the topic of religion comes up, inevitably someone will say, “I used to be Catholic.”
Depending on the person, sometimes I reply, “How could you leave the Eucharist?” Often a blank stare appears on their face. It’s obvious they do not know how to respond and, in all likelihood, have no idea what I’m talking about.
The wonder and awe of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist has waned among Catholics over the past several decades. Many people no longer believe in the supernatural and their senses have become dull to the veiled, supernatural world around them.
We are Catholic. Jesus Christ did not leave us orphans after ascending into heaven. He left us with His Holy Spirit and His Real Presence in the Eucharist. We are called to see Him with eyes of faith. Get to know Jesus by spending time with Him in quiet reflection and Adoration. Don’t allow yourself to become a used-to-be Catholic.
Ponder: How do you respond to someone who tells you that they used to be Catholic?
Reflect: John 14:18-20
Pray: Jesus, help me to see you with eyes of faith.