Have you ever done something and not realized, until years later, that this act had been very beneficial to you ?
Several years ago my fellow NL housewife, Veronica and I, visited Rome. While there, we climbed the Santa Scala on our knees.
These Holy Stairs were the steps Jesus ascended when he went to be judged by Pontius Pilate. They were brought to Rome from Jerusalem in the fourth century.
I learned, only last month, that the Catholic Church teaches that anyone who climbs these stairs will be granted seven years removed from their time in purgatory. I didn’t know that ! However, as a former Baptist, I had never heard the word purgatory. Christians of different faith denominations need to have further talks together. This need is becoming more important every day.