I have spent some time with a young friend raised in Baptist life. He is important to me.
D. has been out of church life for some time. He recently returned, but not to a baptist church.
He went to Mass.
We talked about this for hours today. He likes the ritual, the sobriety, the seriousness.
"The churches my friends take me to," he said, sadly, "seem mostly to be about entertainment. There is a pretty bad rock band, an assuming speaker and a lot of media. It just feels like going to a watered down concert."
"I like the worshipfulness of the Catholic thing," he said.
I am impressed by him.
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