Today I’m participating in my first official Five Minute Friday. I did write for 5 mins a few Fridays ago but I didn’t post what I wrote. But the point of this exercise is to just write for five minutes without judgement or editing to see what comes out. So here it is. What came out for me with the word graceful.
Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee…
I can still recite this prayer from heart like it was yesterday. Though some others have fallen off of my radar, for some reason the Hail Mary is right on the tip of my tongue.
I haven’t been to church aside from weddings in quite a while. Well, the Catholic church that is. Mike and I were married in the Presbyterian Church and made a little bit of an effort to get to a few services when we were home before our wedding. While I enjoyed the services, they also made me very emotional.
I started not going to church at the beginning of college. I went to one service at the Catholic Church on campus and I wasn’t fond of the priest so I didn’t return. Something about the service didn’t do for my soul what my church growing up had done.
Since then, I’ve been wondering what role religion will play in my life. I loved going to church as a kid but I wonder if the reasons I had for going to church then are the same reasons I’d go to church now.