One day, a priest did what others had not done:
He invited me to go through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process and be fully accepted as a member of the Church. I quickly became deeply immersed in the RCIA and experienced a level of formation and meaning in my life that I didn't know was possible.
When I was confirmed and accepted as a full member of the Catholic Church, I became part of something so much more. I didn't come to the Catholic Church for faith or a belief in God; I had faith. I came because the Church led me to a level of spiritual growth and meaning that I never could have imagined. I finally understood that it is not about just God and me; it's about us as the Church.