I have lurked and posted here periodically for several years and am very grateful for your patient answers and persistant prayers. I just wanted to share with you that I have requested a release of membership in my LCMS congregation and am attending a wonderful RC church nearby along with 2 of my sons. We will be entering RCIA in September and it’s honestly a huge relief.
The vestiges of my Lutheran upbringing and practice will likely remain, but it seems that the bits that will stick are the same things that are already Catholic. I am indebted to the many sincere and thoughtful Lutherans that have shaped me and my family.
Thank you again for your gentle (well, mostly) teaching and encouragement.