Is there any doctirnal inferiority about being a single Catholic?
If so, how is it dealth with in scripture?
While I do see someone at present, our age difference, she is 24 I am 47, is coming into play. I realized this going into the friendship. If it does not work out I am not inclined to look for a new relationship. I do not like children in general. I would honor them for the right woman. However, the single me has to admit the desire to stay away from children. Ironically I taught school out of sheer necesity and it was far worse than I could have
I never had a religous calling. I looked into it, was disapointed at being told no. But, and came to see they were right.
I was single, that is without something serious, a long time. Perhaps it will be I will never mesh with a woman. Yet one of the hardest things is feeling left out of community because of being single. Moreover, in my last go round with this status at a parish, parishoners, usually married ladies seemed to be nudging me towards women in the parish. I thought this rather presumptious. In fact half the reason I started going to Mass at a monastery is the fact that I felt unwelcome at the parish I was at because of being single. As things stand, a single me, will never go back to Mass at a parish again. Getting married would of course change this. To be fair, if this friendhip does not progess, I am on a work schedule that a vampire has. I wouldn’t meet other women anyway. I am lucky I work near this monastery so at least I can get to a Mass.