Journey to Find my Faith
Do you remember when your primary school teacher ask you this very simple question, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” For me, it constantly changes. As you grow older, it seems that the options becomes narrower and limited by family expectation, job prospects and what the world thinks. Though a simple question, the answer is much harder than expected.
I always thought that my life would have been set out with work and study. God was never on my mind. It was not my priority then. To me, God was some supreme being who is just there, but seem out of touch. Then came the sexual idiosyncrasies and the vice of every young adult. For a moment in my life, I was torn between pleasure and guilt. I felt lonely, sad, ashamed and useless. Is this all to life, with its brief moments of exhilaration? There is got to be more. Things start to get better when I begin my journey of truly knowing my faith. I know that I am not worthless as I previously thought, but instead, am created in the image and likeness of God. I am loved by God. I am a child of God. My journey also helps to understand my purpose in life, my body and identity.
It seems like yesterday that I faced all my struggles and challenges. I would be lying to you if I said that I am free from my past sins. But I know despite it all, like the prodigal son, if I go back, I will be loved. I will be forgiven. To know that I am loved by God himself, it gives me hope and courage to fight the good fight with God’s grace.
My invitation to you today, is to open up your lives to God’s love and mercy. Surrender to him all your pains, suffering and shortcomings. Go and meet him in mass, the liturgy, prayer and especially in adoration. You problems may not go away with a snap of a finger, but things will get better. Be radical with God, give him all and he will give you multitudes.
Just contact me if you want to know more about the Catholic faith. I will be more than happy to assist. Rest assured I will be praying for your guys.