My Faith in the Catholic Church
I have been a strong follower of the Catholic Church since I got a new life after sobriety. Weekdays don’t allow me to go to church because of a heavy work schedule. However, I am there every weekend for prayers, bible reading, and community activities. I also read stories of Jesus’ resurrection to the children and elders of the community. It has been a happy life so far, and I pray that it remains so for the rest of my life.
Freedom from Bondage
The Catholic Church has given me the liberation from bondage to self-centered thoughts and lifestyle. Today I have found myself to be more useful to my family and the community in which I live. Being a mechanical engineer by profession, I can assist people to start small business and industry in this field. I have a small mechanical workshop in which I train many poor students who can’t afford to have an education at colleges.
My first experiment with such an enterprise started when I met the senior father at the Catholic Church where I go for prayers and reading. He suggested that I do something useful for African American communities.
Energy bill for the average African American household is a major cause of concern. Many of them own air conditioners, heaters, TV, gas lines, and other facilities at home. But most of them find it tough to pay the energy bills. Hence, we thought of an alternate energy source which is cheaper, readily available, and simple to maintain.
Solar panels are highly in demand among the middle-class communities. However, the installation and material prices seem to be still beyond the purchasing capacity of these people. So, we decided to start small scale enterprises run by the local youth. We bought the materials from cheap sources and started manufacturing the solar panels.
Installation is simple because it is a portable system. You can add more panels when required. Eventually, you can convert it into a rooftop model for generating power. You can sue it for lighting, A/C, cooking, washing, and other appliances. However, you have to use the appliances in the queue as the power output is lower than the conventional system. You will find it economical and efficient anyway.
The Catholic Church has supported our community to develop product assembly units all over the towns and countryside. The units have provided jobs to many youths who were once addicts and alcoholics. We are grateful to the pastor and the administrators for helping out the communities in need.
There are hundreds of other social welfare schemes by the Catholic Churches all over the world. So, the faith of millions is still alive.
Spirituality for Life
Spirituality from the concept of Jesus is something which is pure and innocent like a child. It can transform many lives all over the world into more purposeful and meaningful goals.
My faith in the resurrection Catholic has been constant and pure. I hope the believers out there can relate to me.