I thought I would write a short post about why I chose this name for my blog. In my experiences since my recent decision to become Catholic, people have shown sorrow that I’m returning to Rome. They have even called it heart breaking. They see Rome as the center of “evil” that is the papacy. They see Rome as some city full of heretics.
But I find comfort in the phrase “returning to Rome.” It’s the city that played a large role in the early church. I feel like by returning to Rome, I’m finally coming home. Maybe the rhyme between home and Rome has something to do with my comfort in it. Who knows. All I know is that no matter what feelings others are trying to invoke when they talk about how sad they are that I’m returning to Rome, I take joy and comfort in the fact that I am.