I received an email response to my question, You’re Lutheran: What Does This Mean? from a Lutheran blogger who chose not to post the response online. Honoring the semi-confidential/private nature of this bloggers’ response, I’ve simply called this blogger "anonymous."
Here’s the response, from an anonymous friend who laments our separation from Rome:
I’m a Lutheran because I was born and baptized a Lutheran. Left to my own devices, or if I was a free agent, I’d convert to Roman Catholicism. But I’m ordained in the Lutheran church, and will not go back to Rome except together with all my brothers and sisters in the Lutheran church who are currently separated from Rome.