I’m interested in Catholicism, but I wonder if my reasons for seeking aren’t quite good enough to seriously pursue it. I’m not attracted to Catholicism because of Jesus or the Bible— I simply long to have an outlet to express my faith. I come from a pagan background, but my spiritual path has shifted to nonreligious mysticism, so I currently don’t practice any particular faith. My spirituality and my connection to God are so strong, but I have no one to talk to, and it’s such a lonely path. There are no religious programs that I can participate in to serve my community, no one to fellowship with or discuss my experiences and revelations, and certainly no one who would ever understand. Even though I’m happy in my faith, I keep being drawn back to Christianity just because it’s “normal” and structured, because it’s the majority religion. I just want to serve, to have a spritual vocation, but I can’t get what I need on my own.
I do think Catholicism is a beautiful faith. I always found it far more spiritual than the Evangelical church I was raised in. I think the litury is powerful, the saints provide wonderful role models, and I appreciate that the priests are always there when you need to talk. I agree with the Church on moral issues, and perhaps in time I could come to believe in the Bible. What do you think I should do? I hate to convert just out of conformity, but I’m just so tired of being alone.
Thanks for any thoughts or advice you might have. :o
PS: sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum. I didn’t find any forum for clueless newbies to post their questions, so I thought this was a good a place as any. Please feel free to move it to the proper place.