Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson – practicing Catholic.

Have you always been able to connect your Catholic faith with sports?

My faith is a huge part of who I am today, and it always has been huge, ever since I was a child. My siblings and I were raised to believe what the Church teaches and to act in certain ways. Clear demarcation of right and wrong made decision-making pretty easy. That’s incredibly helpful for pursuing excellence in life, because you see what’s truly valuable and worth sacrificing for and also what you shouldn’t even bother to give attention to.

It’s an irreplaceable thing to be raised in the Catholic Church, where you have the teachings of Jesus passed down through the centuries. His goal is our eternal salvation, but even if you look only at the earthly benefits you get from being Catholic, they’re amazing. The peace of mind that comes from being in God’s will is awesome. I’m very grateful for the Catholic upbringing I had. Without it, I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am today. Not even close.

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Submitted by Robert K.

Do you know for sure that you would go to Heaven, if you died today?

Q: Do you know for sure that you would go to Heaven, if you died today?

A: Nobody can be absolutely certain of their suitability for Heaven unless and until Jesus personally invites them in … since Jesus is the ONLY judge.

Faithful Christians maintain a blessed HOPE of salvation in Jesus Christ, based on God’s love, his promises, and his Church … but that hope is always subject to God’s judgment, alone.

Anything else would likely constitute a sin of presumption.