Because sometimes the people in the Church will disappoint me. Sometimes the teachings of the Church are hard for me to understand and often they’re unpopular for me to profess. Going to Mass, confessing my sins, choosing virtue . . . these are not things that I always feel like doing.
It’s in these moments that my commitment keeps me faithful.
Think about the early Church. For the Apostles who were closest to Jesus, initially it was probably pretty fun and easy to be His follower – miracles and free food and celebrity status? Um… Score!
But that all went away very quickly in one weekend and then they had a choice to make.