Why the Roman Catholic Church? 1 of 5

I am a Roman Catholic because I need all the help I can get.
You probably want more detail, so here goes.

The five biggest reasons why I am a Roman Catholic are:
1) Opportunity to renew my communion with Jesus
2) The other Sacraments
3) Endorsement by God
4) The Magisterium
5) Only by the grace of God

Opportunity to renew my Communion with Jesus

With my sinning, I frequently damage my communion with Jesus.
By receiving the body of Jesus in the form of bread,
I am able to renew my communion with Jesus.
This renewal is important to my happiness.
The frequent renewal of my communion with Jesus is
a large part of why I am joyful.

For me to receive the body of Jesus in the form of bread,
I need God to first change ordinary bread into the body of Jesus.
Only God has the power to make that change.

No human being is holy enough to tell God,
“Hey you! Get down here in this piece of bread!”
To have God respond when asked is a gift from God;
an unearned, undeserved gift.
A Roman Catholic priest has that gift because
he got the gift from a bishop who got it from a bishop,
… who got it from a bishop … who got it from a bishop,
who got it from the original Apostles,
who got the gift from Jesus Christ Himself.

To begin with, only Jesus had the right to give the gift.
Jesus gave the gift only to His Apostles.
His Apostles gave the gift only to their successor priests and bishops.
Roman Catholic priests have received the gift
of having God respond when they ask God
to change ordinary bread into the body of Jesus.
Only Roman Catholic priests and bishops have received this gift in
an unbroken line of obedient gift receivers and transmitters
all the way back to the Apostles and to Jesus Himself.

I am a Roman Catholic in part so that I can
renew and repair my communion with Jesus by receiving His body.

The 2nd biggest reason I am a Roman Catholics is  2) The other Sacraments

 

How does ordinary bread become the Body of Christ? See Real Presence

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An ordinary pew sitter in the Roman Catholic Church exploring why devout Roman Catholics are so happy.
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