I keep going back and forth as to this being the correct place to post this. And then I realize that it is because it has to do with family, and those who soon will be family.
I am marrying a wonderful young man in a month or so, and he was raised Baptist. I attend services with he and his family, occasionally, and then I go to Mass at my parish.
I was invited to Palm Sunday service at their church, but didn’t go in favor of Palm Sunday Mass.
I was again invited to service this evening, but went to Holy Thursday Mass instead. I had a wonderful evening, and processed with the congregation to take Jesus to the adoration chapel after Mass singing "Jesus, remember me when you come into You kingdom"
After I left adoration, I thought to myself "Could anything [church name here] did tonight have ever been that significant?"
And then I felt guilty for questioning the legitimacy of another’s practice.
My parents raised me with a kind of “No one’s Jesus is better than anyone else’s” attitude. But now,I find myself getting a bit snoody towards Protestants.
And I am dreading the invitation to Easter Service. I went last year, and it felt empty to me. I have expressed this, and I get negative responses in return (something regarding my having problems with bible-believing churches).
I just don’t know what to do.
And as for FH, he enjoys Mass with me and is all for NFP and raising the children Catholic, so he is not the issue.
I just don’t know how to handle this situtation, and this guilt. I feel that I have handled well up to now “No, but thank you anyway” but I can’t help but feel that this reflects negatively on me.
Thanks for listening y’all.