Who is a Returning Catholic?
Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jerome experienced the tangible love of God.
“Not me, surely!”
If we, like Jerome, have been attending mass and going to Church week in and week out; how can we qualify as a Returning Catholic? Surely, we are better than that. We are good Catholics.
But do we do it out of a sense of duty and obligation? What is the state of our relationship with the Lord? Is it one that is based on knowledge? Resulting in a loveless relationship? We know about Him, but do we truly know Him?
What does it really mean to be a Catholic?
Have we encountered Jesus in person and experience the love that He is lavishing on us?
It is necessary to awaken again in believers a full relationship with Christ, mankind’s only Saviour. – St John Paul II
For Jerome, he finally felt the love of God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Landings Retreat. Jesus was truly present and he had an intimate conversation with Him – a heart-to-heart talk after 20 long years. It was through this life-changing experience that Jerome realised, like the parable of the Prodigal Son, the Father is always there waiting for him to return home.