I’m feeling pretty friendless right now.
I know, of course, that God is always with me, but sometimes its harder to feel His presence than others. I’m having one of those “dry times” that St. Therese Lisieux wrote about.
It seems like everyone I know is falling away. I’ve debated contraception with my mother-in-law, who was a Master Catechist in her diocese for years - yet she’s on the pro-condom side now. My best friend supports Obama and abortion, and married an ex-Jehovah’s Witness that doesn’t even believe Christ was nailed to a cross.
While my wife is my rock in so many ways, she’s not in this case. She’s - at least usually - the less-certain one, the one that asks me catechism questions.
And right now, I’m at work in fiercely-pro-Obama Philadelphia with a pro-choice, pro-gay-marriage coworker.
I’m not sure if I’m doubting exactly. I think I’m despairing - and its making it a lot harder to feel Him still in my life. I could use a little encouragement. (And practical advice wouldn’t go amiss either.)