My Work: “Inn of Our Own”
New Years Eve, my husband and I watched the film ‘Invictus’: The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, to help unite their country. I mentioned to my husband that I felt that I have a heartfelt responsibility with the Catholic Church as he does with Africa.
I’ve been writing a book for the past two years on the imperative need of God and how I survived through my faith. Through-out my book I give gratitude to the many books, authors, and scriptures; thinking it was only proper mentioning for keeping unity and not to offend anyone. (Although healing took place first through reflection and reading the Bible alone.) However, a few Christian agents turned away from my manuscript with where my generosity of gratitude and source were mentioned?
Confused and bewildered of all those years and keeping an open mind with acknowledgments that didn’t bring the unity and summit of achievement that I hoped for? I have sooner found to meet the same opposition at every corner. However, there was a twist and turn to the facts noted to me when part of the reason my book was rejected was due to the gratitude given to the author's quotes where; truth be given 'only' to God for Christian publishing. So as much as I had a difficult time understanding these words, it all started to make sense! Pieces of my journey began fitting together for the good and what was needed to be done by me.
I realized to be most gracious with gratitude to the many people, texts, and lectures, which truly helped me see clearer. What I hadn’t noticed was that I was slightly moving away from what, where, and when, I come to know them from the first place! And the complications that I continued to encounter were nudging me towards simpler, lighter, close at hand resolves in staying with these truths that I may have forgotten. Miraculously, I become aware of my freedom towards supporting the core of my Christian foundation, and since experienced a deeper devotion and responsibility towards the Church in every respect of the way. For the first time, I understood the scriptures clearer than before. I knew that something wonderful was happening. I truly believe with all my heart and soul that I was free, and my eyes are wide open and there’s no more fear in me to write words of salvation of those that are written in the Gospels.
I have some revising with my manuscript Imprinted Wisdom before sending it out once more. And a continuous lifetime of work and learning of becoming a truer Christian.
My work revolves in making known that the miraculous written words in scriptures are enveloped within most every self-help and inspirational books that are written today. We are to give gratitude and boast about the good news and point to the scriptures so others may easily find their way, and we remember ours as well.
I’d like to bring attention to the facts that we don’t necessarily have to leave the core foundations of our religion to find those that have already been written from the inn of our own.
This is my work.
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children