Okay, I don’t know if this is the forum for this or not.
I’m a convert, 43, and unmarried, with no great interest in getting married. I have a few Catholic friends, but most of them live in other cities. The majority of my friends are not Catholic, some are vehemently anti-Catholic (more on that in another post), and some aren’t religious at all.
I’m not a big “joiner” and don’t especially like meetings–I just don’t like sitting still very long and having other people lecturing to me.
Usually no matter what I’m doing I’m looking at the clock wondering when that activity will end and I can do something else.
I’ve fallen into the habit of being fairly solitary and anti-social the last 15 years or so. I don’t drive and I live in a remote part of my town, so getting anywhere is always a lot of trouble.
Most of my friends are about a decade younger than me. I don’t enjoy the company of middle-aged people; I don’t feel like I have anything in common with them, especially because I’m so far behind them career-wise and finance-wise. Younger people tend to talk more about the things that interest me.
Now, having said all this I need to add that I find it strange that I don’t have many Catholic friends. Should I go look for some or continue on my solitary way? And where would a person in my odd demographic find Catholic friends?
I think what makes me ask this is I often am sent religious mass e-mails which tell me to pass them on to other friends. And I realize I have few Christian friends who would appreciate such e-mail.