Back at the end of April, Kyle Cupp who has the blog Journeys in Alterity wrote an extraordinary post about his uncertain and searching faith. Born to a Buddhist father and Catholic mother, he embraced Catholicism after his parents’ divorce and later went to a “traditional” Catholic college in the Midwest. I found his post extraordinary for its honesty, its rigor and the beauty of its composition. Here’s a “money quote”
What does my faith give me? It gives me a love story. Not a story that explains love, but a story that gives birth to—and directs my heart, mind, and very being to—the fullest expression and fulfillment of love. It is a story that means everything if it means anything at all. It is a story about what it means to be human and what it means to be divine, both of which tell of what it means to love. My religion tells a love story about a humble God who reveals and who gives humanity, through the sacraments and other gifts, the grace to respond in faith, hope, and most importantly love.
It is worth reading in full.