As I have been alluding to for quite a while, I have been in a spiritual struggle for about two months now. So here’s my secret… I am considering converting to Catholicism.
I can’t believe I just said that out loud. I haven’t told anyone besides my husband and my very dear friend, GForce. I know that I still have a lot to learn about the Church, but I have started attending Mass on Sunday and have been reading up a storm about the Catholicism on the interwebs.
This is not something that I am rushing into by any means. I have thought about joining the Catholic Church a few times in the past few years, but every time I have started to explore I only start seeing negatives so I turn away. But about two months ago I felt the urge to look into it further, and I have been surprised on all of the good things that I find.
I am still struggling with some of the Church’s teachings, but I want to learn more, so hopefully soon I will be able to start RCIA. RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, essentially conversion class for non-Catholics, and the process can take up to a year. It is really important to me that I feel completely comfortable with ALL of the Church before I make the final leap. RCIA is broken up in to phases, and the first one is the questioning phase where you learn more about Catholicism and get to ask lots of questions, but you make no pledge (for lack of a better word) to become a Catholic. It is intended to be at your own pace, and this phase ideally only ends when you feel comfortable.
I am very surprised but excited about this new journey I am taking!
Have you ever ended up somewhere in life you didn’t expect?