One question I’ve heard from friends – and pondered myself a couple of times – is now that I’ve finally found my faith in God, why convert to Catholicism? Wouldn’t I be just as happy in a Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, or some other denomination of Christianity? The simple answer is no, I wouldn’t.
I’ve been there before. Granted, I haven’t tried every branch of Christianity out there, But none of them quite range true with me. I’d go to various churches, and never particularly enjoy it, no matter how much I tried. And I’m not putting down any of those other branches, or anyone who follows them – they just didn’t work for me.
Basically, I feel like my faith has been a huge jigsaw puzzle. Trying to work in before, in these churches that follow only the Bible, I only had maybe a third of the pieces. But with Catholicism being so deeply rooted in the traditions that Jesus Christ and his Apostles began when they founded the church, I feel like I have most of the pieces now. The rest are being filled in by my own belief and relationship with God, and that’s growing stronger every week.