It is not easy to apply the teachings of The Catholic Church,
but Jesus Christ is the Only Son of God.
It is demanding to be a professed and practising catholic.
Very difficult, the bar is set high.
It is, after all, a supernatural religion.
But that does not mean that we are in the clouds, on the contrary; it is crucially important to be in the here and now; physically, psychologically, emotionally, being realistic, awake and aware, no matter the circumstances.
Personal awareness plays a large part also because that allows us to see the links between the intentions of the heart, prayers, trusting, adherence to the faith, confessions, etc., and to what actually comes into our life; real, concrete manifestations.
All my experiences has taught me to take care with people, therefore I do not «follow» people.
What does it mean to «follow» people? It means that one supposes that the majority are right, whatever the issue, it means that one goes with the trend.
Whether consciously or unconsciously, we might believe that if all «the others are saying or doing it», it must be correct.
The fact that opinions and trends change frequently, proves that these «truths» are not really true.
So what is really true, what is the truth that does not change?
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.»
(John 14:6 ( New International Version ))
The Word Became Flesh:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
( John 1, 1-5 (New International Version))