If you listen to heavy rock or metal music, it doesn’t mean you’re rebelling against God.
If you get piercings and tattoos, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a bad Christian.
If you watch horror movies, it doesn’t mean that you’re a satanist.
The trick is finding balance, and moderation in these things. To have a relationship with God, and talk to Him about these things. Consider His Word and His Laws before making decisions. That is being a good Christian.
If you find that something is hurting your relationship with God, evaluate it. Is the music making you depressed? Are you perhaps putting permanent profanity or negative messages on your body? Are you becoming scared of evil spirits or skeptical about death and eternal life?
Talk to God about the things you surround yourself with. He’ll listen, and He’ll understand. Spiritual maturity is knowing when to separate yourself from things that are separating you from God. It’s impossible to stay out of the world entirely, because we are human. Being a part of the world not entirely wrong, but remember that our mission is to bring God’s Word to life in the world.
If you’re feeling depressed because of a song, or scared because of a dark movie, talk to God. It will make you feel closer to Him. Just how sometimes moving away from home makes you want to run back to your parents’ arms, discovering how scary the world is makes you want to run back to God’s arms.
Being a good Christian is about knowing when enough is enough, about knowing what’s going to tempt you away from God, and about discovering how to use the world that God gave us to grow closer to Him. It can happen in ways that you least expect, just as long as you’re open to allowing God into your heart.
(Source: doodlydumpling, via thechristopherglen)
(Source: superblessed, via setthiscaptivefree)
I hope you have been well. I apologize for my inactivity the past few months. I looked yesterday and noticed that I hadn’t posted anything on this blog since August!
Lately, I haven’t felt quite as in love with The Faith as I did before. As a personal step back to that state of Awe and Wonder at the greatness of Christ’s Church, I’m going to try and post on this blog more.
I hope that with the help of all you beautiful fellow Tumblr Catholics, I can get back in touch with God and restore my dedication to a burning fire of love for Christ.
God Bless! xx
The exquisite tabernacle of Maria am Gestade (Saint Mary on the Shore), which features both Gothic and Baroque elements.
my word, that’s beautiful!
(Source: a-verse-a-day, via icecreamfilling)
St. Augustine (via eternallyadoring)
Fr. David Herrera (via catholicgeek)
The sacrificial Lamb. (Taken with Instagram)
O Sacrament most holy
O Sacrament divine
All praise and all thanksgiving
Be every moment Thine ♥