Nathan, you and I became Catholics on the same night 16 years ago and yes, it has been quite the journey. I’ve spent eleven of the years since leading RCIA at my parish. I’ve been profoundly blessed to have shared in so many other people’s journeys into Catholicism. I tell them that becoming Catholic is like jumping into the ocean—there are so many riches to explore that one can never learn or experience it all. And it is most definitely an act of surrender, into the loving, but mysterious arms of God. Your piece is a wonderful welcome for new Catholics. Thanks so much for writing it!