WASSUP amazing Catholic friends? cheers
Long time no see! Life got busy- I was working not one, not TWO, but THREE jobs! Leans against wall, like poor afflicted Job of the Bible
Nah, it wasn’t so bad! Learned a lot, and met a ton of awesome people! And in that time, I also grew closer to the church, finally. I was inches, centimeters from joining.
Then the most recent scandal broke.
The Pennsylvania abuse.
And I feel awfully bad about letting that affect me, affect my feelings about the Church.
After all, there are some WONDERFUL folks in the church. Some really incredible people. (Many of whom I’ve met on here!) And I know that the three priests in my small town church are very, very kind.
But still, I withdrew. Though even as I did so, I couldn’t help loving the church, being fascinated with it.
I still sneak my way in, when mass Isn’t going on, to pray, (After first shyly peeking in to make sure the pews aren’t occupied…once, the door almost squished me when I let go of it in surprise, upon seeing a man seated inside. I can only imagine what the poor fella thought!)
I still donate twenty dollars, whenever I get paid, and write a little note, “Lots Of love peeps, keep up the good work. You give so much to this community.”
And I mean it. Every word.
But I just…can’t bring myself to join the institution.
I hope this doesn’t insult anyone! These are more my rambling thoughts, than anything- my respect is great for all those good people in the church.
What were your thoughts, when the scandal broke?