hey there its been a while since ive posted so i decided to update and request some prayer!
as most of you know I started RCIA in august and its going great I have class at its usual time but thats no biggie since Father was willing to meet with me privatly once a week after mass…and i think i get a lot more out of one on one conversations with him.
The only thing thats not going so well is my family accepting my decision to become catholic. My moms (who used to be catholic and considered becoming a nun) was the most opposed at first, when she 1st found out she wanted me out of the house…but she later apologized, and I know she didn’t mean it. Even if she doesn’t agree with me, she starting to come around and be a lot nicer about it…which is really good
My dad is sorta a different story. I never thought he cared that much about religion, even though his dad was a baptist preacher. When he 1st found out i was converting he didn’t seem to be that concerned either way…but recently hes been getting very confrontational about it and i’m seeing a side of him i’ve never faced before. Hes never physically hurt me before but recently whenever the subject of religion comes up (a topic i now avoid…whether or not i should) he snaps and has hit me and even threw me against the wall. he’s not normally a violent person and this really schocked me more than it hurt.
I feel guilty that my decision to become catholic has caused my once happy family so much pain Fortunatly, in January I’m moving to Chicago for college, and things should get better but until then please keep me and my family in your prayers! Thanks very much!