We seemed to have stumbled into the teen mass when we came to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton. I'm not sure if that was the plan or not, but I enjoyed it. It reminded me of my high school days. After confirmation, I really felt moved to become a more active member of the church. I participated in small ways at first, until my junior and senior year where I found myself a youth ministry leader. Being actively involved at that point in my life was a really positive catalyst to my faith. It showed me that I could be spiritual, still be searching, have fun, and that church could not only be a place where I worship, but also be a place where I have fellowship. I haven't really felt that connected since I graduated college and left my college church. I feel like I've regained some of that through this group, but being older I feel like I'm looking for a different kind of connection than when I was younger.
Today's Gospel (John 16:12-15) is a reminder to me that there is no end to getting to know Jesus.
He's given a road map to us all about where our faith can take us, and the truth is our guide to Him. I appreciate that faith is a journey, and I look forward to all the truths that I find on my way.
Jesus said to his disciples:
"I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth."