I think I make some people uncomfortable, with my renewed faith and spirituality. It's almost more like a 'new' faith and spirituality, because it's nothing like I experienced before when I was a 'faithful' Catholic.
I don't go around saying how great I am because I'm following God, nor do I spend my entire day speaking about how great God is. But if something comes up in conversation, and it feels 'natural' to mention that I prayed for something, or what I did the day before, which happened to be faith-related, I'm not going to hold it back.
Why do I think it makes people uncomfortable?
The way it's avoided or ignored by others. It isn't like I'm going up to others and asking them if they've accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Nor am I in 'insurance sales' mode, where everything I say or do has the ulterior motive of talking about God. (Hmmmmm, something to think about...shouldn't everything we say or do point to God?)
Why do we have no problem talking about how much we partied the night before, but if instead we spent the evening in adoration, we redirect the question? What about when we receive a gift from a friend, we tell others how much it's helped our life and they should get one, but not the Gifts from God? Why can we celebrate on Monday morning when our NFL team won, but not about the great sacrifice the Lord made for us that we celebrated on Sunday?
My story always starts with this: "I am a sinner. A HUGE sinner." I don't share in order to make you feel bad. I share in order for you to realize that you can feel good. That if I, yes, even me, can have the Love and Forgiveness of our Creator, our God, then so can you.
I think it even makes fellow Catholics nervous or uncomfortable. It's easy to feel jealous of that spirituality. I've had someone ask me why they, who have been 100% Catholic and followed the rules for their entire lives, don't feel the way I do. I see it with converts; cradle Catholics are envious or don't understand the passion of some of them, and therefore, don't find it 'true'. We have been warned not to be envious or jealous of others' spiritual Gifts.
I think one reason people are uncomfortable is because it makes them examine their own faith and life. No one wants to be found wanting, and it's easier to fool ourselves that we are doing enough. I know I have so much more that I can do, that I should do. Maybe following the rules, the letters of the Book, isn't enough. We also have to follow the Spirit of the Book, the Spirit of the Faith. It's not just black and white; it's also purple, red, green, orange, blue, yellow and every color imaginable.