A question posed to me not long ago in response to my answering a simple question with a simple answer. It was clear that there was much more in the question but I digress.
I like this Pope Francis answer to the question:
“How many times do we hear: ‘Come on, you Christians, be a little bit more normal, like other people, be reasonable!’ This is real snake charmer’s talk: ‘Come on, just be like this, okay? A little bit more normal, don’t be so rigid ...’ But behind it is this: ‘Don’t come here with your stories, that God became man!’ The Incarnation of the Word, that is the scandal behind all of this! We can do all the social work we want, and they will say: ‘How great the Church is, it does such good social work.” But if we say that we are doing it because those people are the flesh of Christ, then comes the scandal. And that is the truth, that is the revelation of Jesus: that presence of Jesus incarnate.”~Pope Francis, Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday
I've at times wanted to be more normal. More like other people, more reasonable, less rigid... less... awkward. The pressure to be anything but faithful in this culture is enormous. No surprise that so many people leave the faith.
But for some reason, I'm attracted to truth... and I'm particularly now attracted to Catholicism, which I've come to believe firmly leads me to more and more truth.
If that's awkward to you... then know that it'll likely remain awkward between us because I've found something I'll not be letting go of.