Friday, May 29, 2009

A Long and Winding Road...

"There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic."

- Mother Teresa


My search for God began when I was quite little. I had been attending a Presbyterian church with my parents and was invited one day to attend church with my best friend and her family. It was a Baptist Church, and their service was a little different from what I had been used to; there was an altar call at the end of the service and I eagerly raised my hand and went forward. I felt a little different after that day, like God was somehow watching over me.

During my teen years distractions arose, and I stopped going to church altogether, not giving much thought to God other than wondering whether or not he existed as I lay on the grass looking up at the stars. After high school, I met a couple of cute guys who invited me to their church. (Of course I went.) This church was a non-denominational community church and it was there that I rededicated my life to God. Several years later I married and began attending Vineyard Christian Fellowship with my husband. I felt God's presence very strongly at VCF, especially during worship. I became an elder in the church and, along with my husband, was in charge of the Benevolence Fund, a fund used to help the poor. After my divorce years later, I left the church and began searching once again.

Several years later, I married again and in 1996 my new husband and I used an inheritance and opened up what became a wildly popular store called Whispered Prayers, a religious book and gift store which catered to all religions. For the next eight years or so I practiced Wicca and Buddhism, led rituals, taught classes, provided spiritual counseling and was heavily involved in the Pagan movement.

In 2005 we sold our store and I stopped practicing Wicca and once again (always looking for Truth) began exploring other religions. In 2008, after several years of study and contemplation, irresistably drawn in by those saints who had come before, I joined the Catholic Church.

I have finally come to realize that no one Church can satisfy all my needs - none has all the answers or contains all the truth. I believe that all sincere Faith leads to God, and that the various religions complement one another. I continue to practice Catholicism, but also study the scriptures of various religions, especially Buddhism and Hinduism.

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