This week I am sharing with you the 4 things I learned as a Catholic in college.
So far we’ve covered why:
If you haven’t caught on yet, growing in faith really boils down to having a living relationship with Jesus. This is why, especially in college, it is important to keep in mind: Jesus is not OK with lying.
Underage drinking and recreational marijuana will basically be expected of you as a college student.
As a Christian, however, you are called to more.
The act of drinking alcohol isn’t wrong or sinful; and we can debate the morality of recreational marijuana another time. Where both of these activities will threaten your soul is in the lifestyle that necessarily comes along with them in college. As an 18-20 year old drinking or smoking pot, you have to lie. You have to sneak around. Sure, “everybody” may be doing it, but the fact is that if your college dean found you with beer on your breath, or a blunt in your hand, you’d be in trouble—And you know this.
Making a habit of choosing to lie or sneak around in order to have fun will have damaging effects on your soul and your relationship with Jesus, I promise. It sends a message to yourself that you’re someone who doesn’t always do the right thing, and Satan will so delight in reminding you of this when you find yourself facing temptation in other settings.
Choose instead to be a person of integrity. Let your “yes,” mean yes, and your “no,” mean no. And always, always, always bring it to confession when you slip up.
Check back for tomorrow’s post: “The best way to keep your faith is to give it away”