WHERE HAVE OUR COMMITMENT TO CONSERVATIVE FAMILY VALUES GONE!!!
I’ve never considered myself one to be hyped on “spiritual warfare”. But I am seriously beginning to wonder
A family that I have known for a number of years is going through some diffiiculty. Older son tried to comit suicide. Family in danger of breaking apart. Younger child, entering HS, this fall seems to be stuggling - my skeptic conservative eye worries about drugs and promiscuity in the near future for that one.
I took the initiative to suggest a Catholic HS. Mom visited the school and was impresssed. Feedback I got is great school; really like what I heard; but am concerned about (1) fund raising/bingo and (2) worship rituals (i.e weekly Mass) :eek:
Morale of story - I’ll sacrifice my children’s future for the sake of avoiding an environment of prayer, promotion/living a culture of life, promotion of the virtue of chastity.?!?.. What’s even more telling is that I have no doubt that the family is routed in a non - Catholic Christian environment. I couldn’t help but wonder if this wasn’t Satan doing his best work :eek:
Driving home today - I saw a sign Resurrection Buliding Company with a Cross instead of the letter t. Couldn’t help but wonder if the word Christian or Christ is becoming little more than and advertising icon in our society
Folks, am I just getting older - or is there something wrong with this picture? With everything going on in this country - a culture and society and rapid decline. We say we want a return to conservative values - but perhaps its beyond our reach because of a “spritual war”
Had a great lunch and discussion with a fundamentalist preacher who was really interest in contemplative prayer and was thinking of introducing the concept to his congregation. Really liked the idea of contemplating on the Good News of the Gospel. Loved the mysteries of the Rosary - until I identified them as such. Comment made “I’d get fired if I ever introduced something like that”
Bottom line - all Christians have more incommon than differences. Let’s pray together to come together as Christ would have it. I am beginning to worry that our inablity or unwillingness to cometogether will ultimately result in the demise of our society; perhaps in our life time or the lifetime of our chidlren
If you get a change Please pray for the family that I have mentioned.
Hopefully, this will be a good thread with discussion from a multitude of Christian denominations - in a positive manner with the spirit of coming together as one in these troubling times