There is a saying, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.”
No matter how long one may have been away from the practice of the Catholic faith, there will always that tug to come home, to the faith practice of Jesus’ body, the Catholic Church. Why is that? Here is the answer:
“Once God has grasped you, he never lets go! He cannot be anything but faithful to you, for you have been marked by his redemption with your baptism, confirmation and participation in his Body and Blood. God will never abandon you, and he calls out incessantly, inviting you: ‘Come back to me! I long for you.'”
How true! To all who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers, the faith that has inspired countless generations of martyrs and untold numbers of witnesses to truth and goodness and right, I re-echo the words of our Lord and Brother Jesus:
“Come home. We miss you and need you here! Answer the prayers of all the Church with your return.”
We will stand beside you. We never abandon our children. We patiently wait, as do all who await their children’s return. All of heaven will rejoice! Just say, “I am sorry for my absence. I want to come home..”
God will send his angels to lead you home! More than you can imagine.