Protestantism is full of rituals that spread Light, joy and kindness. The feeling of being in a dynamic spiritual community of like minded spiritualists is very evident in the way we practice it. We perform with others the many acts of compassion that The Master Christ demonstrated in his lifetime. Helping the homeless awakens our Protestantism.
Catholicism is more ritualized. Many rites are done to symbolize our connection to The Master Christ, to our highest virtues and to God. Through symbolism, we remember our Divinity. We can then go out into the world and find these symbols and will immediately remember what they represent. A White Dove landing on our windowsill awakens our Catholicism.
For hundreds of years, these two faiths have been at war. Even though they both follow the same Master, millions of people have died, been tortured or imprisoned because of this war. Would Jesus Christ tell a Protestant he was wrong to practice charity? Would Jesus Christ tell a Catholic she was wrong to remember the power of The Sacred Heart?
Protestantism is a condensed form of Catholicism.
Catholicism is an expanded form of Protestantism.
In every Catholic Mass, there are several moments of transcendence; the moments we are praying, the moments we are tithing, the time we are listening to the sermon, and the moments we are having communion. However, it can be argued that the highest and most auspicious moment the priest asks us to “turn to your neighbor and spread the word of Peace”. We can feel the energy of the church change. It changes more dynamically than at any other time during the mass. Before the priest even says it, we feel the JOY building throughout the hall. We feel our hearts leaping. We feel every cell of our being vibrating with UNIVERSAL LIGHT!
When we Catholics then turn to all of the people sitting around us to shake their hand, hug them or to say “Peace be with you!”, at that moment, we are practicing PURE PROTESTANTISM.
So, why hate? Acts of Kindness are better than war.