I remember the first time we went to the Home Connect Group. The first thing we did was eat. A funny thing happens when you sit with others and eat. People talk. We talked as if we knew each other and we developed friendships.
In August 2013, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. The doctor said that they would remove the tumor and run some tests. Afterward, he said there was no problem. They removed the tumor and the pathology report came back that they got all the cancer and no further treatment was needed. I was told to come back in three months and they would look again.
I was married, with two sons, a home and a full time job. We occasionally went to catholic mass but not on a regular basis. I thought I had a good life but deep down inside I know I was yearning for something. I didn’t feel loved and I guess you could say I was looking for someone to love me. I felt empty.
For people new to Christianity, prayer can be weird. Think about it. It’s not like normal communication where you can talk with your dad, or text your friend, or call your grandma. Communication is easy with people, but with God, where do you start. He is an all-knowing, ever-present God, but you can’t see Him. Not with your eyes at least. Maybe you feel like you’re talking to an invisible friend or maybe you feel like you’re praying wrong or you don’t know how to pray. Just know that it’s simpler than it looks.