Why I Am Interested In CatholicismHi everyone! This new journey I have embarked on has left me completely surprised and excited in many ways! My journey began about a month ago while I was researching a project for a speech class. I was looking up some history on the Catholic church and suddenly was compelled to go.
Why? Well this is a complex yet simple question to which I have an answer-lengthy albeit! I was brought up as a Christian Scientist (a strange religion which I never felt accepted or comfortable in, even as a small child) during my youth I went to several different Christian churches and in my late teens went to afew more. I had afew friends that would invite me and I never turned them down for an opportnity to go to church. I went to Christian churches that were conservative, some that spoke in tongues (I could never wrap my head around this) others that refused to have any instruments besides ones voice and even visited the Mormon church (never thought of joining but my best friend always invited me). Needless to say I have been to many different churches and have been overwheemed, especially in the last 10 years with all of the denominiations and choices there are! My husband and I were going to a Church of Christ a few years ago and stopped going when we felt unwelcome. At this time I began to question my faith in God and even His existence. I was angry deep inside at the lack of answers or confidence that there was a "sure thing" in any faith when so many disagreed or did not seem to care about helping me as an individual. So for about 2 years I did not want anything to do with church or prayer.
I was looking online at this article on the Catholic church and all of the sudden the message was clear, this was where God wanted me. This faith has been around since the Bible was being written and founded by the apostles who had a hand in writing the Bible! This to me was huge! Something I could rely on.
I am looking forward to meeting others and hearing your words of encouragement int his development in my life. I would love to hear your stories and continue to share with you my walk. My husband and I are going to RCIA every week and praying about this as well as reading and asking questions. Looking forward to meeting some folks on here :)