Please excuse the length of this - it just touches a real soft spot in me.
I spent years (20 of them) surfing through the denominations. I found that almost all of them had a piece of the Truth that seemed to sustain it. BUT, whenever I found one piece of the puzzle somewhere (how I looked at things at that time - a puzzle) something else important was dropped. :banghead:
Reason led me to the point of - If there is One God, then there must be One Truth, God said He will never leave us or forsake us - so then there must be One Source, One Church that is His.
Reason then told me that - any church that claimed to have the Truth then must be whole, not scattered all over the place (have you ever seen how many - for example - Baptist churches there are?).:bigyikes:
That eliminated a lot of potential churches. After going online and using a site that had comparisons between the various churches, I picked and chose and followed my experiences to decide what it was I believed. None had everything.:banghead:
After awhile I was ready to give up altogether - The Bible and Me was my result. But, in the interest of going through all the possibilities I looked into the Catholic Church - telling God first that “this is it - if I don’t find you here, I quit and it’s me and the Bible” I was seriously considering starting my own church :eek: one of many I guess.
Well, after all that - here I am, firmly entrenched in the Church. :extrahappy:
What a long strange trip it’s been - with a wondrous, impossibly rich result. Sometimes I forget about all of that. I forget about how lucky I am to have been led to this, His Riches found in the Catholic Faith.:bowdown:
Then I find threads like this and I remember again how I felt there was no hope. Who knows what the result would have been had He not lead me here. Would I have lost all hope and Faith?
Thank-you Lord for your gift, and all the riches Your Church has to offer for our Salvation. :signofcross:
Peace and all that is good