Hi. I hope nobody minds if I take a leaf from Marjorie’s book and post this – I already did a couple of days ago, but deleted it … if you’ve already read it, please ignore this 🙂
I wasn’t raised in any religion, didn’t go to church as a child except for a couple of visits.
In high school my sister and I got interested in eastern religions, took yoga classes. She still really likes the Dalai Lama and Tich Nat Han (sp?).
In college, I majored in art and later added philosophy – Socrates and the existentialists were my favorites. I thought religion was for those rationally challenged 🙂
Things in my life started going badly – was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, got married and then divorced just a couple of years later. Money problems. I joined the Catholic church, not because I believed in God, but because I was lonely and hoped to make friends. Spent 3 years there and learned a lot about church but nothing really about Jesus/God.
Took up writing. When writing a story with a Jesuit character, I did research and met a Jesuit priest online. His website had his posted homilies and they were amazing to me – showed a possibility of relationship with Jesus/God I had never imagined. He was reluctant to talk to me about this stuff so I decided to take the online retreat at Creighton U. and asked him to help me. He agreed and the rest is history 🙂
Sorry this was so long.