Greetings, friends out there in the great wide somewhere! My name is Sara, I am 21-years-old, a senior theology major at a legit Catholic institution of higher learning, and devout Catholic… and I have a confession to make.
I am a back row Catholic.
There was a time in my life where I sat in the front row. That time was my freshman year of college, when I was just starting to make my faith my own, and my friends at the time all wanted to sit in the front row to experience Jesus in “IMAX” (up close and personal!). However, year after year, question after question, I found myself sitting further and further away from the altar until I finally discovered my little nook in the back under a giant cement column in the dark. I sit there mainly because I like having a giant cement column to lean my head against when I get too bored to pay attention in Mass, or when I want to hide from people, or when I just want to be one of those people who has their unofficial “spot” reserved week after week.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am sincere when I label myself a devout Catholic. I believe in all of the basic teachings and I have a ton of questions and feelings of confusion and frustration towards my Church, but I don’t run away. I like to tackle my questions head on. As a theology major, I love to learn about God and spirituality, and how to apply these other-worldly concepts of God into a very worldly-world. I love to look for God in the seemingly un-Godliest of places. I observe, I digest, and I spew forth my abundance of wisdom unto the masses (aka–you, the reader).
This is my journey to seek God in the big and the little things. Please feel free to comment on any post and offer your thoughts, opinions, philisophical ponderings, and whatever questions you have about the Catholic faith, or my faith, or religion in general. I’m no expert, but I’d love to try… from one back row Catholic to the next.
Until then… stay safe, be well, and make good choices, friends.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” –Mother Theresa