“The path to faith is not easy.
Neither for someone who has grown up in a “religious” home, nor for one who has grown up in a secular atmosphere.
And this is not surprising;
the way to faith is never a smooth one.
It is not for anyone a broad and even highway along which people progress at the same pace, but always a tortuous, winding path—very personal and private.
A certain tzaddik put it with profound simplicity:
Because I know that God is great, because I know that I alone know and no one else can know as I do,
someone else may know more than I do,
know more deeply,
but in the end,
the experience of God is personal and unique and can never be transferred to another.”
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz