On our last day in South Florida, we headed out to Biscayne National Park, hoping to see the Miami skyline and, if we were lucky, some manatees. We were surprised by a different sight: loads of well-dressed people waiting in line and then gathering under a large tent. We had happened upon a citizenship ceremony. It was quite moving. What struck me was that these people had such intentional pursuit and acceptance of rights and responsibilities with which I'd been born, things that I had hardly ever thought about.
Something similar happens with faith. Baptized as a baby, I've had, many times, to make a more conscious acceptance of faith at different stages of my life. That's really nothing like the journey of adult converts, is it?
All of us come to the Lord on different paths, all bringing varied and important gifts. But in all our circumstances, we hold onto this same faith, this same Lord, joined as one to bring light against the darkness.
- Amy Welborn
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