I came back from CHOICE retreat this weekend, hopefully, a changed person.
Hopefully, because all too easily resolutions get washed away by the pressing demands of modern life and past promises. After all, I was raised to give my words and keep 'em. Yet, what is the value of promises made on misguided beliefs?
More than ever, I thank God for the way life has turned out.
I want to be in a Church ministry. I do. I truly do. Despite my unsavory past being a serial ministry hopper, I think -- alright, I feel -- I have yet a role to play. A cause to fight for. I want to be more than just a Sunday Catholic.
I want to describe and defend my God, and in turn, the Catholic Church who has taught me the way to Him, to my friends and foes. I don't want to be sitting silently with frustration when some poor misguided, mis-instructed soul happily trounce the Church. I want to know what my Church teaches.
But I don't know where to begin. I know some thing I am passionate about -- pro-life, pro-family activities in the Catholic Church -- yet I'll not be contributing much if I know nothing about the Church's teaching. Where should I start?