Most of the people I know who actively observe the Catholic faith (going to church on a regular basis, going to confession on a regular basis, pray the rosary on a regular basis, etc.) tend to be more well-grounded and, well, happier than people who aren’t Catholic.
That said, is it sinful to be more observant of Catholic faith WITHOUT caring about salvation, etc., and other eternal matters, for sake of feeling happier in THIS life? I mean, isn’t all the salvation stuff supposed to be the logical, natural consequence of the moral compass that being Catholic provides?
I don’t mean to be disrespectful or come across naive in any way. I just wonder if, as a single male who often feels left out of parish life because I’m not a family, would I be happier if I were a more observant Catholic? :shrug: