|Leap of faith...|
In her final thoughts, as the show was ending, the Democratic Contributor, who once worked for the Clinton Administration, said, "I have a little news. Tomorrow night at 7 o'clock, I'm becoming Catholic."
"Oh my God that's fantastic," Kimberly Guilfoyle blurted out as she gave Powers a high five, along with fellow host, Eric Bolling, "A Republican is next," Guilfoyle continued, as they laughed.
"I don't know about that," Powers answered, "But, for ten years I have been an Evangelical. About ten years ago, I came to faith and it's been a wonderful journey. And, I'm looking forward to the next step."
"God bless you," Guilfoyle offered, as she did the sign of the cross and the show ended.
For Powers, it has truly been a journey. She was brought up in an Episcopalian household but somewhere along the line became an Atheist, until meeting a man a decade ago, who led her to Christianity.
In an article on her conversion, she wrote of the moment it all became real, "I'll never forget standing outside that apartment on the Upper East Side and saying to myself, 'It's true. It's completely true.' The world looked entirely different, like a veil had been lifted off it. I had not an iota of doubt. I was filled with indescribable joy."
Since then, it appears, her search has continued.
It takes courage to profess your faith on national television, especially coming from where Powers comes from. Furthermore, conversion in the Catholic Church is not something taken lightly. It is usually preceded by a six-month (or more) discernment process, where a candidate is introduced to every aspect of Church teaching to make sure there is a sincere commitment and desire to be part of the Church. The fact that she endured, and made it public, says a lot about her passion for the faith.
Welcome home Kirsten Powers. May the Lord continue to work in your heart and draw you closer to Him each and every day, and, as you receive the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist on a regular basis, you are transformed...