Having been raised a heathen in a Godly society (which was waaay back when typewriters were still the norm), I always longed to become Catholic.
Now that I am one, I find myself confused about certain aspects of day-to-day behavior.
I believed since childhood that Christmas was a time for anticipation, singing Christmas carols in assembly, watching Christmas specials on TV, having parties with friends and family, NO SCHOOL for two whole weeks, and presents.
Now I discover that it’s none of the above. (To be blunt, some of it was wearing on me a bit).
But you grow up with a certain set of emotions and expectations surrounding this day, and when that is taken from you, you’re cast adrift.
The Christmas I used to celebrate seems shopworn. And where are the Christmas specials. Not ONE on Christmas day! What gives?
I know what I’m supposed to believe and feel about Christmas. I just don’t think it’s coming naturally.
What about you other converts, especially those who did not know Jesus growing up? Or is it just me?