As a child, I was raised in church. My mom went every Sunday morning, and often times Sunday evening and Wednesday nights. I was taken with her to every church service she went to, so going to church was pretty “everyday” for me. As I got older, there were some teachings that were brought up that I didn’t necessarily agree with, and as time passed, I became more and more disillusioned with the church we went to, and with organized religion overall.
As time passed, and I’d been away from our church for a number of years, I began to feel as though something was missing from my life. I’d hear friends talk about their relationship with God and feel as though I wanted that as well. I wanted the sense of community that a lot of people have with the other members in their church, as well as the sense of peace that came along with knowing what you believed in. But, the timing never felt right, and I never really took it beyond thinking about how having that relationship would be nice.
Lately, I’ve been feeling the pull more. I’ve been talking with some of my friends who already have found this place in their lives and are comfortable discussing religion with me (and answering my six billion questions), and I’ve been really appreciative. I’ve been to a few Catholic churches before, and I’ve always felt very comfortable there, so I think I am going to go “check it out” (so to speak). I’ve emailed the church to ask if they have any sessions for people who are interested in learning more, and I was told they hold sessions on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. Unfortunately, I can’t go this week, as I’ll be returning from travel in North Carolina, but I’m hoping to make next week’s meeting to sort of test the waters.
Any of you out there experience this in your life? I’m always curios to hear more!