I am a Catholic. I believe that religion, any religion, is an important part of life. I have been attending the same Church since I was in Kindergarden; it is home to me. But since I’ve had kids, I have been a total Church slacker. Our Church welcomed a new Pastor, I didn’t really connect with him, life got busy, I left the Church. I justified my decision to myself by saying that I still prayed every night, I still did good deeds and that was enough. But, it wasn’t….it isn’t. I just feel like something is missing.
Enter St. Ann Church. This is the Pre-K program we have chosen for Lily which she will begin in less than a month! ACK! My husband and I were hesitant to leave our Church that has been home for so many years. But, today we decided to give it a go. As soon as we entered St. Ann, there was a HUGE sign hanging near the Altar which read:
FORWARD IN FAITH
I started to get teary-eyed. That’s it, I thought. That’s what is missing! I am stagnant. In the immortal words of Oprah….I had an ah-ha moment! LOL! I have focused on growing emotionally, educationally, financially and somehow I forgot to also grow spiritually. I don’t think I listened to one thing the Pastor had to say today because I sat there contemplating those words. FORWARD IN FAITH.
So, now I just have to figure out HOW to accomplish that. But I think I am on the right track. Our new Church Parish already feels like home.