i was raised in the holy rollers, Glad Tidings assembly of god.
a proud and fiery religion. at least in my experience.
a very abbreviated story of my journey was to put away the hubris that the above quote says to me. (this is not a swipe at you learning all i can) different strokes.....
who am i to approach the son of man?
the priest himself does not absolve me of me sins (or perhaps he does) but the authority passed down to him by Peter the vicar of Christ given to him by Christ himself.
in a lot of ways the fundamentalist statement, God said it i believe it that settles it is true wisdom AND acceptance.
my life is not dedicated to the study of Christ only. (perhaps it should be)
i must live in the world but i do not need to be OF the world.
Catholicism gives me a framework of steps to submerge self and allow Christ first.
i submit to his authority.
if any of you knew me as LGD does you would call me a hypocrite.
i am FAR from perfect. i am fortunate enough to be forgiven.