Documenting the journey of a Cameroonian filmmaker
August 15th is the day the Roman Catholic Church sets aside to honor universally the mother of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Now there are several criticisms against this practice especially given that no where in the Bible is it written that our saviour’s beloved mother ascended into heaven (body and soul).
As a child raised in the Catholic faith, I readily accepted this and loved to sing my Hail Mary honor songs (which have such beautiful melodies) and give honor to the mother of my saviour. However within the last 5 years, my faith in the Catholic doctrines was greatly shaken which saw me leave the church and worship at a few pentecostal churches which I believed at the time answered my questions.
A couple of years ago, I returned to the Catholic faith because after careful examination of my spiritual journey, I realised that the Roman Catholic faith was closest to what my soul needed. Still I couldn’t bring myself to pray to our lady or any of the saints. I decided to shut my ears to the outside world and search within my soul believing deeply that the Holy spirit has given me the spirit of discernment and I should listen to it. This led to a series of personal revelations that have brought me back to understanding what ASSUMPTION and INTERCESSION mean.
As Catholics, we believe that JESUS is THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIGHT and no one goes to the Father except through Him. But in the same way our Lady interceded at the Wedding of Cana and the same way Jesus surrounded himself with his disciples, through whom we could speak to him, so too do we believe that we can speak to the spirits of the saints and our Lord’s disciples and especially his Beloved mother to get through to Jesus.
I’m not asking any non-Catholics to judge us, I’m asking you to join me today as I celebrate the feast of the Woman who was chosen among all other women to bear my beloved Lord and Saviour, JESUS CHRIST.
HAPPY FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION!
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?