Not only do we listen to the story of salvation history, God's plan for saving us from ourselves, we also get to see new Catholics enter into the fold. I am always awed when adults want to join the Catholic Church. I love the Church and think everyone should join us, however we don't always get the best press. I am inspired when someone is willing to look past the surface "stuff" and examine the Church on a deeper level. Watching an adult be baptized or listening to the Profession of the Candidates causes me to pause and examine my faith.
If I was not already Catholic, would I choose to be Catholic?
The Candidates profess the following: "I believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God." WOW! As a cradle Catholic I never have to stand up and say that in front of people. Could I do it if I had to?
After a not-so-great Lent, the Easter Vigil is a great way to start the Easter Season.
Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia!