There I stood in front of everyone as I looked out at their red blotchy faces. I see the wooden pews, the vintage red carpet, and the truly amazing stain glass windows. These windows that I have stared at so many times. I often got lost in their beauty, and was mesmerized about how powerfully they depicted the story of Jesus Christ. Saint Gabriel Church’s beauty is truly astounding, and it might as well be my second home. It is where I was baptized, had my First Communion, and was confirmed. It is where I have confessed my sins and dealt with my multiple failings, and it is also were I have rejoiced in the magnificence of God’s love for me. But it was today, at this very place, that I would face my biggest challenge.
My palms were hot and sweaty, while my throat felt like it was closing up. I should not have been nervous because I have sung at church on multiple occasions. I basically have the whole song books memorized.