Returning home to the Church


To the Editor:
After almost 50 years, I was able to come back. I feel I have always had the faith but was too weak to let go/forgive what had happened in the past. I let a few words from men cause me to leave the Catholic Church. I am thankful that God has always watched over me and taken care of me and my family. He has been my strength. He has given me faith, hope and love. I have had a blessed life. But I was missing something. My children asked me to go to Midnight Mass a couple of years ago and I realized what I was missing. It was the body of Christ. I needed to get back to be able to receive the Eucharist. I made my first confession in about 50 years. I left the confessional feeling like the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders. I felt like I had come back. I have made a Cursillo thanks to Mike Maerz. All of this has made me realize that all this time God was waiting for me. All I had to do was make the move. He has always been there for me and always will be. Thank you dear Lord for waiting for me.
Dennis Otte
The Church of All Saints, Keokuk

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