Saturday, 10 January 2009
Guest post submitted by stunning_dor2
I'm not confirmed. I have been baptized and had my first communion, but haven't been confirmed.
Baptism was my parents' choice and communion came with going to a Catholic school. Those were easy.
Confirmation is my choice. At one point in college I was prepared to do it. I missed the informational meeting and couldn't participate.
Now, I'm questioning my faith more. Not my faith in God, but in the church and the purpose of the sacrament. Is it for the church's benefit or my own that I am confirmed? I feel that I do not need to prove to God that I have faith in him and his son, but does everyone else need to see?
My boyfriend is also Catholic. We have joked around about getting married in Vegas. He didn't know that I wasn't confirmed until a few days ago when he brought it up and I admitted to not being confirmed. He reminded me that I can't get married in the church unless I am confirmed.
Now, we are not engaged or ready to get married (in my opinion), but I could tell that if the whole Vegas thing didn't happen and we are to get married he would want it in a church.
I jokingly asked, who says I'm going to get married in a church? He simply said, "me."
Does it matter the reason at this point so long as I have faith? So long as it is not under false pretenses?
Would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!