Hello Amateur Catholics,
I would like to join your list of Amateur Catholics.
Who would you list among Professional Catholics? I would like to argue that there is only one Professional Catholic.
I would say that individuals who make a living from their Catholic writings and speaking engagements are professional writers and speakers. They just happen to know a bunch about Catholicism.
Many Catholic bloggers have the same knowledge and devotion to the Church and its teachings, but they just can't write or speak as well.
What we have in common is that we love the Church in which Jesus lives that is directed by the Holy Spirit for the Glory of God the Father. We are all Amateur Catholics, save one, since amateur means one who loves.
The only Professional Catholic is Jesus Himself. He worked in order to purchase the Church, us, at a very high price.
1 Cor 6:17-20
But whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Avoid immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the immoral person sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.
One thing we Amateur Catholics do is glorify God in our bodies by blogging for Christ and His Church.
May we always work for our Lord in the whatever we do, say, think, or write.
save us all from the powers of hell,
and bring us together in Your Spirit,
Wondering Zygote Emeritus