Analysis Of George Weigel 's Book ' Letters Of A Young Catholic '

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Through thick and thin, Catholicism has been around for quite a long time. With millions of followers from around the globe, it has grown to become one of the largest religious faiths. Every single one of these Christians has their own unique story about how their faith has significantly affected their lives. In his book, George Weigel shares his experience as a Catholic growing up in late 1950’s and 1960’s in Baltimore. On page 9 of his book “Letters to a Young Catholic”, he says “The real ‘Catholic difference’ … was, at bottom, a way of seeing the world” (Weigel 9). This means that what separates a Catholic from the rest is our experience and knowledge of God, through which we are given the power to experience the world differently than most others can. I do feel this way as well. Being Catholic, I feel that I definitely experience the world differently than others. Whenever I see or hear about a tragic event that has occurred, I can hold solace in the idea that everything is all part of God’s master plan and that it will all work out in the end. If I am every struggling for anything, whether it an exorbitant amount of homework I have for a weekend or an difficult test or quiz coming up that I haven’t had time to study for, I know that I can trust in God and that everything will be alright in the long run. Being Catholic has also taught me to be thankful for the smaller things in life, because it is the smaller things that can add up to make a bad day turn around. Like

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