“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow if I can.
The advice and poem of Bilbo Baggins represents my feelings.
I grew up American Evangelical Protestant but the road of research I started took me down a strange road which led to the Roman Catholic Church. It was not the goal I had intended. When I discovered certain history I jumped into it believing my American Evangelicalism would be confirmed. It seems I was wrong. As the road of exploration and discussions with family continued I soon saw the Vatican in the distance.
This blog was originally begun with the intent of putting some thoughts out there and dialogue with some non-Catholics who might convince me not to convert. Some interesting discussions happened. The “help” of at least one Catholic nearly put me off from Catholicism while the “help” of a couple Protestants practically guided me right across the Tiber. The paradoxes of Catholicism apparently never end.
So I was finally confirmed into the Church on November 1, 2015, All Saints’ Day.
Posts to this space will probably be infrequent but I don’t see a need to end the blog. The title still seems appropriate to the Christian life; “I must follow if I can.”
Edited: November 2, 2015