I'm rather excited. I'm going to an informal RCIA class tonight. The formal one starts soon but it conflicts with my own church's service and also I'm having a baby at the end of the year. I'll be glad to finally do this and learn more.
My daughter and I went in to their chapel today and gave some money to light a candle at the front. I need to read what the proper protocol is. We knelt for a while and meditated. What a beautiful sanctuary! There were statues. I swear the one of Mary almost looked like it was breathing. I don't know why, but I found those statues comforting. I was raised by Southern Baptists and you just do not do what Catholics do... pray to Mary, have statues... It's all considered idolatry by their standards. I totally get it, though. For me, it's aethetics and it's so beautiful and peaceful. I feel... I don't know... I feel really moved and connected being in there. I felt at home.
Okay. Don't laugh at me! I'm serious though. I just felt so good there. I was burned by Christianity and just going into a church for a long time made me feel physically ill. I feel comfortable going into Catholic/Episcopalian churches. I just felt so warm and loved. It's crazy, I know. I wasn't expecting it and thought I would share.
I do need to read up on proper protocol when going into a chapel to pray and to light those candles!
Thanks for "listening!"