Do you remember the first time you talked to God?
I think it was at the age of 7 when I had my first real conscious talk with God. I had just poisoned a baby dove in the back yard (there was a bird cage and bond with mourning doves). I took ant spray poison and the bird was walking about near the bottom and I began spraying it. I remember purposefully trying to get it to slow down and the bird did slow down & eventually stopped breathing. I remember pacing back in forth on the side of the house alone saying “I know! I know! I’m sorry God this was a mistake.” All of this was in my head, but I just remember how loud it all seemed. I had the feeling of “what you did was incredibly wrong” being repeated over and over. So my first conscious talk with God was begging for forgiveness, and realizing how wrong I was. Mind you all, no one has ever taught me how to pray or let alone told me I could talk to God, which I found innate yet strange.