Hello all -
I’ve been protestant my whole life…the last 12 - 15 yrs we’ve been attending an evangelical church…basically raised 2 daughters there. And really have had the stereotypical view of the Catholic faith that most of you all imagine. On Easter Sunday, I watched the movie “Song of Bernadette”. To say it started me thinking is a great understatement!..but for some reason, my view toward the Catholic faith is now very different…I just knew that the God that I love (and try to serve) would not doom such faithfull servants. I also realized that all I know is what I’ve been taught…and all I’ve been taught is what I’ve been open to learn about . Make sense? Let’s just say my view is starting to widen. I am ashamed of how close minded I’ve been…and of the fact that I taught my kids in this manner, too. I feel like a sheep that has been just following along. Oh, BTW…both of my grown daughters have married Catholic men.
I’ve got plenty of questions to get answers to…starting with the basic things, I guess. The Catholic Answers site has an amazing amount of info…and I’m becoming addicted to reading it. I’m wanting to gain enough knowledge to honestly make my own decisions. Right now, I have no idea how I’ll think about things…but I’m truly motivated to learn.
One of my concerns is how to explain this to family and friends…the fact that I am even reading and learning about Catholicism will be enough to flip some of them out. Any of you have to deal with this?..maybe I should just keep it to myself.
I just found the thread about books to read to learn…so I may pick up a book or 2.
I guess this thread might be an appeal for support as much as anything, as I am a little unsure about all of this…
I guess for now, I’m thanking God for opening my eyes a little.
Any thoughts or advise would be most welcome. Thanks.