I was a complete non-Catholic until 2010 when I was 61 years old. Today even in my decrepit state I still can remember what I thought was the biggest strength of the Catholic Church:
I held no ill will toward the Catholic Church in my prior life, I just thought it was misguided.
It is somewhat ironic that a sense of antiquity did in fact turn out to be the reason I decided to become a Catholic. As a fog of misunderstanding left my mind in 2008, the first question that came to me was, “This is the Church founded by Jesus Christ. This is the most ancient Christian Church. Can there be any reason for me not to be a member of his body?” My heart answered that there can be no human reason, no “I have a difficulty with …” If there is to be a change between what I believe and that of Jesus’ Church, I must change.
May Christ’s suffering lead us also to his cross,