The Calvinists would tell me it wasn’t my fault; I simply was not elected for salvation. My once-saved-always-saved friends would tell me I must never have been saved to begin with. However, my Catholic brothers welcome me as a fellow pilgrim on a lifelong journey of conversion. This is a journey that has a start, and has an end, with many challenging miles in between. If we have a spiritual birthday, it is the day we began the journey.