Vanity drives us to praise ourselves. Every sentence that begins with “I did . . .” or “I had . . .” or “I want . . . ” is a plea for praise. The more praise we need, the more often we begin our sentences with “I”. Vanity, thy name is “I”.
Catholics strive to get beyond “I”. We realize: “God wants me to be obedient.” In the “coin of the Heavenly Realm” obedience brings endless joy. The disobedient must spend eternity begging demons to stop hurting them.
Catholics begin their journey to obedience by taking Jesus seriously. We know that Jesus promised: “I come to divide.”
We know that Jesus Decreed one time, to one man, about One Church:
“Verily, verily I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.”
The obedient choose to do what is necessary to be in The Only Church Jesus Decreed into Being.
Then, the Catholics are winnowed!
Jesus Decreed, fourteen times, “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.” Obedient Catholics do what is necessary to receive That Holy Food.
Obedient Catholics take advantage of the Power to Forgive that Jesus gave to His Ordained. “Those whose sins you forgive on earth are forgiven in Heaven.”
Obedient Catholics, winnowed from the less obedient, receive forgiveness. We do what is necessary to receive His Body and Blood and “have life in you”.
The Disobedient Souls are winnowed, as well. Those who disobey through ignorance may be saved.
Those who knowingly and willingly choose to disobey His Decrees are lost. Those who knowingly and willfully lead others to disobey fall even farther into eternal agony.
Vanity, thy name is “I”.