I was talking the other day with a client/friend about my conversion story from southern baptist to Catholic. And he mentioned to me that he was born a Jew, raised a Jehova Witness most of his life and married a Catholic. As my friend and his wife plan to have children in the near future he decided to become more active in his new Catholic faith and study up on why Catholics believe in certain teachings and Traditions. Because of his unusual background he gets confused a lot, but has found a special interest in the Catholic Traditions and a love for the humility. As he moves forward he wants his children to raised in a Christian home with one message, therefore he has concluded that his children to come will be Catholic.
For my friend sometimes he just prays a different prayer, in saying this “God I was born a Jew, raised a JW, and now married to a strong Catholic woman, I am confused and do not quite understand, which is right and what is wrong, but I do know that without you I have nothing, and I need all the help you can give me as I struggle in my personal faith in understanding the truth.”
I told him that God understands us, even when we dont quite understand Him, and the ability to have an apprecitaion of the Church and knowing that he has to protect his future children through the nightmares he faces in his current life, about what is right and what is wrong, that love and new understanding is a true gift from God.