So I grew up in a Catholic household, and I still consider myself a Catholic to this day. But for a while I feel like my faith hasn’t been as strong as it once was.
I have a tendency to be skeptical and analytical about things and I feel like it’s starting to affect my faith. Whenever I’m in church and the priest asks “Do you take Jesus Christ as your lord and savior?” a part of me naturally says “Of course”. But another part of me says “Are you sure?”
It’s been quite disheartening to find myself dissecting Catholicism to understand why my faith has gotten weak. But whenever I do, I end up feeling extra faithful for a period of time before this analytical things starts again.
So let me put it this way. Let’s pretend my faith is a ball. And every time I over-analyze I’m submerging my ball under water. Eventually I let go and the ball rises back up to the surface. So what I’m asking is how do I prevent myself from submerging my “ball”?