Chelsea King ‘12, Ph.D. candidate
When I was thinking about becoming Catholic, my biggest fear was, “What if I’m wrong?” Growing up as a Biblical fundamentalist and having that worldview shattered by some very intelligent people, I became wary of believing in anything.
Ultimately, I had to realize that what was at stake here was my pride. I had been proven wrong in one area of my life that was so important to me, and I had no desire to trust anything again. My ego was profoundly crippled. I could not handle the pain of being wrong—again.
But I never gave into myself, nor did I give up on God’s ability to overcome my pride. I heard the call of the Church, and I responded, forgetting myself momentarily. And it was in that “moment” that I knew Christ was doing the work for me. I allowed him to place his hands on my heart and transform it, so that he could straighten a crippled soul.
This passage points to the fact that God can heal us from our weakness at any point in our lives, even when we least expect it. Jesus is always calling us to him so that he might say to us, “You are set free from your ailment.”
These are powerful words, and must be believed if we are to walk upright.