Since becoming Catholic I’ve started thinking that homosexuality, for a Catholic, is a HUGE cross to bare.
This video really sums up my feelings:
Catholic & Homosexual
For the Catholic who has this cross … and desires to follow the Church … the suffering is also of a sort that is beyond understanding for non-homosexual persons.
This is a cross that has little by way of comparison. And … seen with the Catholic mind …
it also means that this person … made in the Image of God … is more intensely loved by
God than most others.
So what is the aim of this intensity of suffering? What it always has been … the salvation
of souls. It is modeled after the crucifixion. It is a scourge laid on those who suffer with
loneliness of never really feeling that they are like everyone else.
He the homosexual person] is different. His cross … if accepted … unlike that of many other people’s crosses … will
draw countless souls to Christ. The heavier the cross … the more burdensome … the
greater the glory realized.
We celebrate this truth in raising martyrs to the honors of the altar. Greater love hath no
man than this … that he lay down his life for a friend.
For the faithful Catholic with the cross of homosexuality … he or she lays down their life
everyday for their friends.
To all Catholic homosexuals: Please offer up your sufferings for those in need, the unborn and their mothers, those in Purgatory, all suffering from hunger or lack of shelter, the sick and dying, all suffering in natural (and unnatural) disasters, our bishops and priests, the Holy Father, all us here at CAF, even for myself wondering what work God has in store for me …
But above all, please offer your suffering for the salvation of souls.
May God always bless you and give you strength.