I'd been wanting it since I saw it many months ago on someone else's blog.
I think I actually saw something on this person's blog that had listed their
one thousand gifts. I liked it.
I tried to link up, but it didn't work.
That's when I decided to just start up my Thankful Thursday posts.
I found it even better.
No linking up
Just simple thanksgiving every week.
We all need a little gratitude in our lives.
When I finally decided to get it,
the book was only like
10 bucks, so I ordered it.
I love it.
It is written by Ann Voskamp, who is not a Catholic.
So her writing is from a Protestant point of view.
I have a really good friend who is Protestant.
She is one of my closest friends.
Although there are some things that we differ on when it comes to our faith,
there are far more that we share and have in common.
If we dwell on the differences, which come up once in a while,
then, well, our friendship won't work.
But, if we concentrate on our similarities,
well, then, we have so much to give each other.
The above picture is what we, as Catholics, believe about the Eucharist.
It is central to our faith.
I yearn to receive Him daily.
I yearn to spend time with Him, our Eucharistic Lord, in Adoration.
I, SO want to share this with our Protestant friends,
this yearning in my heart,
that only He can put there.
Immediately, after receiving our Lord in Holy Eucharist,
I have a multitude of "Thank You's" in my heart, I can't even
concentrate on the Communion music, I have to get those "Thank You's" out.
Now, I guess this book has some controversy surrounding it.
I was unaware of any controversy before purchasing it.
I have only read 2 chapters so far.
Not because I don't like the book,
I have a hard time putting it down
But, having 5 children,
I must at times.
(put it down)
So far, though,
I really am loving this book.
She uses the term "Eucharisteo"
and it's meaning, it's literal meaning.
Reading this, I am even more in love with our Eucharistic Lord
It has brought even more meaning to me, as a Catholic.
Her Protestant words, have brought me closer to my Catholic faith.
It has me wondering if she will ever feel the fullness in complete?
The fullness I feel about my Catholic faith when reading her words.
For what it's worth,
those are my thoughts so far.