Are there stages to conversion? I mean, like the 5 stages of grief or something.
A few weeks ago I was almost certain I want to convert. I spoke with my current Bishop which seemed to put some hope in myself about the state of our Church. I feel that I'm 50/50. Do I really want to convert? Or would I go to where I feel the spirituality I am seeking can be practiced and lived, regardless if this is in an Eastern Catholic parish or Orthodox? I feel I am the latter at this point. Probably not a good time to look into conversion because it means I can be easily enticed back into the Catholic Church. Perhaps my heart is not in Orthodoxy (yet). So is this just a phase in the process? Or am I really messed up about this? Is this just hesitation with all the attachments I have with my current EC parish? Or is it genuine desire to remain there except for the disappointment that parish life is not what I thought it would be. I seem to be looking for the Orthodox Church within the Catholic Church, and regardless of what people say there is something deep within me who believes that can happen.
I did not read entire thread, so could have been covered already.
Reading the above post it sounds like your debating which value meal you wana get at McDonald's.
Should i go for the big mack....or maybe i should try the Mc rib. But if i get the big mack what if i then realise i want the mcrib, and the mcrib is for a limited time only.
I'm joking and i don't men offence by it-but it gets my point across, i hope.
this choice is not like ordering a at a fast food joint.
If it feels like that then you are not ready, or you should not convert yet.
btw: I'm not for pushing people to convert just to get more people.
when you are ready to do it you will not be able to wait to finish the catechism classes.
every day your still not allowed to receive holy communion would feel like an eternity.
from what i read (or it could b yr personality is like that?)you don't have the fire lit under you yet, cause that how is should feel. like a fire under your making you jump and say hallelujah! or something like that. i don't want to push you away but i also don't want to push you in Orthodoxy.
it just sounds like you should have more enthusiasm if you were truly ready?
And btw: i always go for the mcrib